Lt John Brumwell

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Reference WMO/263530


St John the Baptist Church

Front Steet

St John's Chapel, County Durham


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Brass
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Incised
  • Revolutionary/Napoleonic (1792-1815)
About the memorial: Brass plaque on wooden backboard.
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To the Glory of God/and in memory of/LIEUTENANT JOHN BRUMWELL,/who was born 1785/at Warden Hill in the Parish of Stanhope/serving with/his Regiment - the 43rd Light Infantry,/in the Peninsular War./He fought for his Country and the Liberties of Europe/at “Busaco” “Fuentes de Onoro”/and/volunteering for the “Forlorn Hope”/at the storming of Ciudad Rodrigo, Jan. 19th 1812,/Was mortally wounded in sight of victory,/And expired in the prime of life./A sacrifice to duty./Jan. 27th 1812.

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