Lt George Rowley Brand RN


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Reference WMO/275888

Address:

St Clement's Church

Broadway

Leigh on Sea

SS9 2DE

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Revolutionary/Napoleonic (1792-1815)
About the memorial: Plain tablet with incised lettering. George Rowley Brand was killed in action in command of HMS 'Unique' during her capture on 23 February 1806 by a French privateer in the West Indies. The IWM Register wrongly attributes thew memorial to Lt Brand's father Captain W H Brand, who survived Trafalgar to die in his bed. Le Brand is mentioned towards the end of the inscription.
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'On the centenary of Trafalgar, the four surviving sons of Captain W.H. Brand who is buried here, have placed this stone to record that as Midshipman of H.M.S. Revenge he was one of those who in the momentous Battle of 21 Oct 1805 so amply satisfied their country that they had done their duty. Through ten years of almost ceaseless warfare following Nelson's victory, Captain Brand bore a gallant part in many dangerous engagements and enterprises distinguishing himself by devotion to duty, daring & seamanship, worthy of England's Naval Traditions. In the period of his country's great struggle Captain Brand's Father, himself formerly in the Navy, gave four other sons to Her Service, one to the Military, 3 to Naval forces of the latter Lieutenant George Rowley Brand lost his life in action in 1806 under circumstances publicly recognised as of heroic gallantry going down on H.M.S. Unique, which he commanded with colours flying and himself covered with twenty seven severe wounds'

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