Robert Christopher Packe

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Reference WMO254207

Address:

St. Andrew’s Church.

Prestwold

Loughborough

PE12 5SQ

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Portland stone
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Battle of Waterloo (1815)
About the memorial: Incised marble inscription tablet attached via corbels to a wall mounted grey stone backboard.
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To the memory of Robert Christopher Packe, major of the Royal Regiment of Horse Guards Blue, who was killed at the Battle of Waterloo, June 18th 1815, aged 32 years. His remains lie buried on the field; and his parents have raised this commemorative marble. Tho’ manly virtue, wither’d in the bloom, has sunk forever to an early tomb; we will not mourn for him, that raised his hand to guard the blessings of his native land; and seal’d, observant of his country’s claim, a life of honor with a death of fame. Pride of thy parents, gallant spirit rest! In life beloved, and in thine end how blessed! When wild ambition waved his banner high, fearless and foremost thou hast dared to die; and nobly won, on England’s brightest day, a victor-wreath that shall not fade away.

Packe, R C.

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