Parsons Family


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Reference WMO/259853

Address:

St Andrew's Church

Broad Street

Presteigne

Wales

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Conflicts:
  • Burma (19C)
  • Revolutionary/Napoleonic (1792-1815)
About the memorial: A tablet with a pediment surmounted by an urn draped in banners.
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Urn: DULCE ET. / DECORUM EST / PRO PATRIA / MORI. Tablet: SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF / EDWARD PARSONS. / CAPT. IN HIS MAJESTY'S 48TH REGT OF FOOT. / WHO AFTER HAVING SERVED IN SEVERAL CAMPAIGNS / IN SPAIN AND PORTUGAL / FELL AT THE BATTLE OF ALBUERA MAY 16TH 1812, / AGED 29 YEARS / AND OF LUCIUS PARSONS AN ENSIGN IN THE SAME REGT / WHO WAS KILLED AT THE BATTLE OF THE PYRENEES / JULY 28TH 1813, AGED 18 YEARS. / AND OF HENRY PARSONS, CAPT. IN THE 47TH REGT. OF FT / WHO WAS WOUNDED AT THE BATTLE OF VITTORIA IN SPAIN / JUNE 21 1813 / AND DIED SERVING HIS COUNTRY IN THE WAR BETWEEN / THE ENGLISH AND BURMESE IN THE KINGDOM OF AVA / JULY 16TH 1824, AGED 39 YEARS /

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