Memorial: M1700

Memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Bungay, Suffolk commemorating Major-General Robert Kelso, British Army, d.1823

Location

Holy Trinity Church, Bungay, Suffolk, England

Transcript

'Sacred to the Memory of Major-General Robert Kelso (1) late Colonel of the 1st Royal Veteran Batt, who departed this life on October 13th 1823, in the 63rd year of his age'

Details

Type: Tablet
Materials: White marble

Event

Battle of the Saints 1782

Event Category

1775-1783 American Revolutionary War

People

Kelso, Robert
Age: 62
Date of Death: 1823
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Major-General
Organisation: British Army

Extra

Notes: This lamented officer served his King and country 43 years in every quarter of the globe with distinguished honour and credit. Was at the capture of St. Eustatia in 1781; the naval action off the Chesapeake; in those under Lord Rodney on the 9th and 12th of April 1782, was at the capture of Martinique Guadeloupe and St.Lucie and at the reduction of the Mauritius had the honour of being nominated to the command of a brigade.

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