Memorial: M4789

Location

Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England

Transcript

'Here lyeth the Body of/RICHARD LE NEVE Esquire/who after severall engagem'ts/for his Majesties service wherein/hee behav'd himself with honor/& applause, being appointed/Commander of his Majesties/ship the Edgar, was vnfort=/nately Kill'd in the flower of/his age, being but 27 yeares/old, after hee had signaliz'd/his valour to admiration in/that sharp engagement with/the Hollanders which happen'd/on 11th of August 1673'

Details

Position: North choir aisle
Vessel: HMS Edgar

Event

Battle of the Texel 1673

People

Le Neve, Richard
Age: 27
Date of Death: 11/8/1673
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Bibliography: K.A. Esdaile 'English Church Monuments' (London, 1946).

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