Commander William Henry Allen and Midshipman Richard Delphey USN

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Reference WMO262443

Address:

Door of Unity

Prysten House

Catherine Street

Plymouth

England

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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • North America (1812-1815)
About the memorial: Gravestone of two American prisoners of war from the war of 1812-14. The gravestone was moved to this location and a granite surround was added by the United States Daughters of 1812. The door is the entrance to the ancient Prysten House from the neighbouring St Andrew's Minster.The IWM Register has this memorial in an entirely false location, miles away in Stoke Damerell in a residential area which did not even exist in 1814.
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On gravestone - SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF WILLIAM HENRY ALLEN ESQ. AGED 27 YEARS, LATE COMMANDER OF THE UNITED STATES BRIG ARGUS WHO DIED AUGUST 18, 1813, IN CONSEQUENCE OF A WOUND RECEIVED IN ACTION WITH HM BRIG PELICAN AUGUST 14 1813, ALSO IN REMEMBRANCE OF RICHARD DELPHEY, MIDSHIPMAN AGED 18 YEARS, KILLED IN THE SAME ACTION, WHOSE REMAINS ARE DEPOSITED ON THE LEFT. HERE SLEEP THE BRAVE. For the surround, see the photos

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