Major Thomas Oldfield (Tablet)

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Reference WMO/275332


Royal Garrison Church

Penny Street




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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
Lettering: Painted
  • Revolutionary/Napoleonic (1792-1815)
About the memorial: Wall tablet in the Garrison Chapel, Portsmouth commemorating Major Thomas Oldfield RM d. 1799. Thomas Oldfield served in the attack on Tenerife in 1797, and the battle of the Nile 1798. Buried with military honours by the French having died as a prisoner of war. The tablet is high on the south (right) wall of the Chancel, near the entrance.
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'Sacred / to the Memory of / Major THOMAS OLDFIELD / of the Marines / who from early youth distinguished himself / under several Commanders and especially / in AMERICA and LORD CORNWALLIS / until / honored even by his Enemies in whose Front he fell / he sacrificed that Life / which he had so often hazarded in the Service of / his country / at the siege of ACRE in SYRIA / April VII A.D. MDCCXXCIX / AET XLIII / This Monument / was erected as a testimony / of sincere Affection and Gratitude / by the Widow and Son of / Lieutenant JOHN NICHOLS OLDFIELD / of the Marines / the loving and beloved brother of the above / who died April IX A.D. MDCCXCIII / AET XLII / and was interred at ALVERSTOKE'

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