Major General Barnard Foord Bowes

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Reference WMO259508

Address:

Beverley Minster

Minster Yard North

Beverley

HU17 0DP

England

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Type: Non freestanding
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Angel sculpture
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Conflicts:
  • Revolutionary/Napoleonic (1792-1815)
About the memorial: Relief sculpture of an angel holding an open book and resting one foot on a cannon. Column carved behind the figure and weaponry carved at the base. Below this is the inscription tablet with inscription in black painted lettering cannon, cannon balls and other equipment carved at the feet of the angel. Two furled flags carved in the background. Family crest flanked by fronds carved below the inscription tablet. © WMR-34697
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Sacred to the memory of Major General Barnard Foord Bowes a beloved & lamented husband, whose virtues are recorded in the hearts of his sorrowing relatives and friends. his deeds of valour in arms, are perpetuated on a monument erected in the cathedral chuch of St. Pauls, by his most grateful country as a tribute of respect due to his meritorious actions placing him among the foremost in the list of those gallant heroes who have bled in the defence of their king and constitution he fell on the 23rd of June 1812 in the 43rd year of his age, after almost a life devoted to the service and while leading the forlorn hope to the assault of the fortress La Mercia Salamanca No sleep the brave, now sunk to rest by all thier country's wishes blest.

Major General Barnard Foord Bowes

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