Lt General Sir George Prevost

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Reference WMO/264648

Address:

Winchester Cathedral

9 The Close

Winchester

SO23 9LS

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • North America (1812-1815)
About the memorial: A figure of mourning above a marble tablet coffin, helmet and sword carved on top.
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SIR GEORGE PREVOST BART / SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF / LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR GEORGE PREVOST BARONET / OF BELMONT IN THIS COUNTY / GOVERNOR GENERAL AND COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE BRITISH FORCES IN NORTH AMERICA, / IN WHICH COMMAND BY HIS WISE AND ENERGETIC MEASURES / AND WITH A VERY INFERIOR FORCE HE PRESERVED THE CANADAS TO THE BRITISH CROWN / FROM THE REPEATED INVASIONS OF A POWERFUL ENEMY. / HIS CONSTITUTION AT LENGTH SUNK UNDER INCESSANT MENTAL AND BODILY EXERTION / IN DISCHARGING THE DUTIES OF THAT ARDUOUS STATION. / AND HAVING RETURNED TO ENGLAND HE DIED SHORTLY AFTERWARDS IN LONDON / ON THE 5TH OF JANUARY 1816. AGED 48 YEARS. / THIRTY FOUR OF WHICH HAD BEEN DEVOTED TO THE SERVICE OF HIS COUNTRY. / HE WAS INTERRED NEAR THE REMAINS OF HIS FATHER MAJOR-GENERAL AUGUSTIN PREVOST. / AT EAST BARNET IN HERTFORSHIRE. / HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE REGENT / 'TO EVINCE IN AN ESPECIAL MANNER THE SENSE HE ENTERTAINED / OF HIS DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT AND SERVICES / DURING A LONG PERIOD OF CONSTANT ACTIVE EMPLOYMENT / IN STATIONS OF GREAT TRUST BOTH MILITARY AND CIVIL. / WAS PLEASED TO ORDAIN AS A LASTING MEMORIAL OF HIS MAJESTY'S ROYAL FAVOUR / THAT THE NAMES OF THE COUNTRIES WHERE / HIS COURAGE AND ABILITIES HAD BEEN MOST SIGNALLY DISPLAYED. / THE WEST INDIES AND CANADA SHOULD BE INSCRIBED ON THE BANNERS OF THE SUPPORTERS / GRANTED TO BE BORNE BY HIS FAMILY AND DESCENDENTS'. / IN TESTIMONY OF HIS PRIVATE WORTH HIS PIETY, INTERGRITY AND BENEVOLENCE, / AND ALL THOSE TENDER DOMESTIC VIRTUES WHICH ENDEARED HIM TO / HIS FAMILY HIS CHILDREN HIS FRIENDS AND HIS DESCENDENTS / AS WELL AS TO PROVE HER UNFEIGNED LOVE, GRATITUDE AND RESPECT / CATHERINE ANNE PREVOST HIS AFFLICTED WIDOW / CAUSED THIS MONUMENT TO BE ERECTED ANNO DOMINI 1819.

Lt general Sir George Prevost Bt

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