Captain John Shipp

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Reference WMO265448

Address:

Defence Animal Centre

Asfordby Road

Melton Mowbray

LE13 0HX

England

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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
Materials:
  • Metal Brass
  • Stone Stone (any)
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Battle of Waterloo (1815)
  • Revolutionary/Napoleonic (1792-1815)
About the memorial: Headstone for Captain John Shipp with dedicatory brass plaque
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Headstone: IN MEMORY OF / CAP JOHN SHIPP/ LATE OF THE 23RD LD / WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE / 29TH NOVEMBER 1834 AGED 71 / THIS IS THE LAST TOKEN OF RESPECT / SHOWN BY A LOVING WIFE / TO A VERY DEVOTED / AND AFFECTIONATE HUSBAND / AND FATHER Brass Plaque HEADSTONE OF CAPTAIN JOHN SHIPP / 1763 - 1834 / ATTENDED THE ROYAL VETERINARY COLLEGE LONDON / JOINED 11 LIGHT DRAGOONS 25 JUNE 1796 / THE FIRST VETERINARY SURGEON TO JOIN THE BRITISH ARMY / SERVED WITH 11 LD AT THE BATTLE OF BERGEN / AND WITH 23 LD AT THE BATTLE OF TALEVERA AND WATERLOO / BURIED IN WEST HACKNEY PARISH CHURCH 8 DECEMBER 1834 / HEADSTONE MOVED TO ALDERSHOT 1988 / AND MELTON MOWBRAY 2006.

Captain John Shipp

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