Captain Thomas Marsden Jodrell

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Reference WMO263223

Address:

Christ Church Cathedral

St Aldate's

Oxford

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 Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Revolutionary/Napoleonic (1792-1815)
About the memorial: Plain stone tablet Captain Jodrell was killed in the attempt to capture Rosetta during an expedition against Alexandria in Egypt in the Napoleonic Wars.
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THOMAS MARSDEN JODRELL, ESQRE, M.A./ STUDENT OF THIS HOUSE,/ AND CAPTAIN IN HIS MAJESTY'S 35TH REGT OF FOOT/ IN THE DISASTROUS ATTACK UPON ROSETTA,/ APRIL 8TH 1807,/ THOUGH HIS OWN REGIMENT WAS NOT IN THE FIELD,/ HE OFFERED HIMSELF AS AIDE-DE-CAMP/ TO BRIGADIER-GENL OSWALD,/ AND WAS THE BEARER OF HIS ORDERS/ TO RECAL A BODY OF OUR GALLANT TROOPS,/ WHO WERE SUFFERING UNDER A SEVERE FIRE OF MUSQUETRY,/ FROM THE WALLS OF THE TOWN:/ HE SAW HIS DANGER,/ AND MET IT WITH THE SPIRIT OF A SOLDIER./ HE FELL IN THE DISCHARGE OF HIS DUTY./ THEY WHO WITHIN THESE WALLS/ WERE THE GUARDIANS AND INSTRUCTORS OF HIS YOUTH,/ AND THEY WHO SHARED WITH HIM/ THE ENDEARING INTIMACIES OF EARLY,/ HAVE PLACED THIS TABLET TO HIS MEMORY.

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