JOHN PURVIS

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Reference WMO255742

Address:

Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury

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: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Revolutionary/Napoleonic (1792-1815)
About the memorial: MEMORIAL PLAQUE IN CATHEDRAL
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SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF CPTAIN JOHN PURVIS OF THE FIRST OR ROYAL SCOTS REGIMENT WHO WAS MORTALLY WOUNDED ON THE NIGHT OF THE 4TH OF MARCH 1814 WHILST GALLANTLY LEADNG A DIVISION OF THAT BRAVE REGIMENT TO THE CHARGE AT THE SIEGE OF BERGEN OF ZOOM. HE DESERVEDLY POSSESSED THE REGARD AND ESTEEM OF HIS BROTHER OFFICERS AND DIED MUCH LAMENTEDON THE 16TH DAY OF THE SAME MONTH AT ROSENDHAL WHERE HIS REMAINS WERE INTERRED. THIS IN THE 44TH YEAR OF HIS AGE AFTER A SERVICE OF 20 YEARS IN DEFENCE OF HIS COUNTRY FELL A BRAVE MAN A SINCERE FRIEND AND MOST AFFECTIONATE HUSBAND WHOSE GREATEST PRIDE WASTO EMULATE OTHERS BY THE HONORABLE AND ZEALOUS DISCHARGE OF HIS DUTY. THIS HUMBLE TRIBUTE OF RESPECT TO HIS BELOVED MEMORY IS ERECTED BY MS ALDERMAN BROWN, BROTHER TO HIS AFFLICTED WIDOW WHOSE LOSS IS MORE SEVERE FROM THE RECOLLECTION OF HIS PRIVATE WORTH

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