Corringham - Brigade Major Richard Beckett

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Reference WMO/266671


St Laurence Church

3 Church Lane



DN21 5RA


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Stone Marble
  • 19th Century Wars
About the memorial: On the north wall of the chancel above the door to the vestry is a marble tablet dedicated to Brigade Major Richard Beckett which is estimated to be 2500mm high by 1700mm wide.
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Sacred / To the Memory of / RICHARD BECKETT / of the / Coldstream Regiment OF Guards / who fell at the Battle of / Talavera de la Reyna in Spain /on the 28th of July 1809 / aged 27 Years / He was killed by a Musket Shot / while actively discharging his Duty as / Brigade Major to the Brigade of Guards / which formed Part of the British Army / in that memorial Engagement. / “Dulce et Decorum est pro Patria mori” / This Tablet is erected / by the afflicted Father / of a dutiful and dearly / beloved son

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