Memorial: M3689

Wall tablet in Richmond, London dedicated to George Bean. d. 1815

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Location

St Mary's Church, Richmond, London, England

Transcript

'SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF / MAJOR GEORGE BEAN / OF THE ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY / WHO WAS KILLED BY A CANNON BALL IN THE 26TH YEAR OF HIS AGE AT THE HEAD OF HIS TROOP / ON THE 18TH JUNE 1815 IN THE GLORIOUS BATTLE OF / WATERLOO. / AT THE AGE OF SEVENTEEN HE WAS, AT HIS OWN REQUEST / PLACED IN THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY / SERVED UNDER LORD NELSON AT THE BATTLE OF COPENHAGEN / AND VOLUNTEERED TO ACCOMPANY THE EXPEDITION / WHICH WAS SENT OUT TO CUT THE BOATS AT BOULOGNE / FOR WHICH HE RECEIVED HIS LORDSHIPS PUBLIC THANKS. / HE ALSO PARTICULARLY DISTINGUISHED HIMSELF / UNDER SIR DAVID BAIRD AND THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON IN SPAIN. / WHERE HE WAS SEVENTEEN TIMES SUCCESSFULLY ENGAGED WITH THE ENEMY / BUT SIGNALISED HIMSELF PRINCIPALLY AT THE BATTLES OF / VITTORIA, ORTHES AND THOULOUSE. / UNHAPPILY HIS MILITARY CAREER TERMINATED PREMATURELY / HE FELL, IT IS TRUE, IN THE FIELD OF GLORY, / LAMENTED BY HIS SURVIVING OFFICERS AND MEN, / BUT ALAS ! HAS LEFT A WIDOWED MOTHER, AN AFFECTIONATE WIFE. WITH TWO INFANT CHILDREN. / TO LAMENT THEIR IRREPARABLE LOSS. / THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED / AS A WELL MERITED TRIBUTE OF MATERNAL, CONJUGAL AND FRATERNAL AFFECTION / AND AS A MEMORIAL TO HIS PUBLIC AND PRIVATE WORTH'

Details

Description: Carved with a mourning female figure; urn and military trophies.
Type: Wall tablet

Event

Battle of Copenhagen, Battle of Waterloo

Event Date

1801 and 1815

Event Category

1793-1802 French Revolutionary War

People

Bean, George
Age: 25
Date of Death: 18/6/1815
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Major
Organisation: British Army

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