St Paul's Adlington Tablet


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Reference WMO/283262

Address:

St Paul's CofE

Off Railway Road

Chorley

Adlington

PR6 9QZ

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 Marble
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Crimean War (1853-1856)
About the memorial: Elaborately carved white marble tablet surmounted by crossed regimental flags, with a laurel wreath at their centre. Beneath them are symbols of his rank- his cap and sword, above the family crest and motto. The main body of the memorial is a convex, lozenge-shaped shield in which the dedication is inscribed. This is surrounded by a laurel wreath, flanked by lines of flowers and leaves which hang down from the family crest. The background is drapes, tied with bows at the top corners. In an oval lozenge at the bottom are carved symbols of battle - canons, mortars, fixed bayonet rifles, shot, and Colours.The memorial is located in the vestry in the south transept.
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ERECTED BY THE INHABITANTS / OF ADLINGTON AND ITS VICINITY / TO THE MEMORY OF / ROBERT JOHN BROWNE CLAYTON, ESQ / LIEUT. 34TH REGT / ONLY SON OF / RICHD AND CATHERINE BROWNE CLAYTON, / OF ADLINGTON HALL IN THIS PARISH, / AND CARIGBYRNE, COUNTY OF WEXFORD, IRELAND, / WHO DIED ON THE 12TH JULY 1855, OF WOUNDS / RECEIVED AT THE SEIGE OF SEBASTOPOL, / AGED TWENTY YEARS. / AT HIS COUNTRY'S CALL AND IN OBEDIENCE TO THE CLAIMS / OF HONOUR AND DUTY, / HE ACCOMPANIED HIS REGIMENT TO THE CRIMEA. / ON LANDING HE WAS ATTACHED TO THE LIGHT DIVISION. / HE PERFORMED THE DUTIES OF THE SEIGE IN THE ADVANCED / TRENCHES; WAS TWICE CALLED TO LEAD, WITH THE OFFICERS / OF HIS REGIMENT, A STORMING PARTY; FIRST AT THE ATTACK AND CAPTURE OF THE QUARRIES AND RIFLE PITS / ON THE 7TH JUNE; THE SECOND TIME AT THE MEMORABLE ASSAULT ON THE REDAN BATTERY 18TH JUNE / WHEN HE WAS MORTALLY WOUNDED / HE RESIGNED HIMSELF IN PEACE AND HOPE IN THE / HANDS OF HIS MAKER, HUMBLY TRUSTING THROUGH / THE MERITS OF HIS SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST, / TO INHERIT THE JOYS OF ETERNITY. / MAY THIS REMINISCENCE OF HIM PROVE / A CONSOLATION TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS / AND THIS TABLET TO HIS MEMORY / A PROOF "IF SUCH WERE NEEDED" THAT THE / MAN WHO SACRIFICES PRIVATE INTEREST / TO THE PUBLIC WELFARE, WILL EVER / LIVE IN THE AFFECTION OF / A GRATEFUL COUNTRY

Clayton, Robert Browne

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