Captain John Draper RN

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Reference WMO259461

Address:

St Peter's Church

Church Street

Yaxley

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 Marble
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Revolutionary/Napoleonic (1792-1815)
About the memorial: A slightly dubious war memorial as the good captain is buried nearby and did not die in conflict but while supervising the French PoWs who paid for this tablet.
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INSCRIBED / BY THE DESIRE AND THE SOLE EXPENCE (sic) / OF THE FRENCH PRISONERS OF WAR / AT NORMAN-CROSS. / TO THE MEMORY OF / CAPTAIN JOHN DRAPER R.N. / WHO FOR THE LAST 18 MONTHS OF HIS LIFE / WAS AGENT AT THE DEPOT / IN TESTIMONY OF THEIR ESTEEM AND GRATITUDE / FOR HIS HUMANE ATTENTION TO THEIR COMFORTS/ DURING THAT TOO SHORT PERIOD / HE DIED FEB. 23. 1813. / AGED 53 YEARS.

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