Memorial: M4816


St Iberius Church, Wexford, County Wexford, Republic of Ireland


'COAST of ISTRIA' [below relief] 'Sacred to the Memory of/Mr EDWARD PERCIVAL/Late Master's mate in the Royal Navy/Who fell Gallantly fighting his Country's cause/In an attack upon an Enemy of far Superior Force, in a /Boat belonging to his Majesties [sic] Frigate Havannah/Captn the [sic]Honble George Cadogan/on the 6th January 1813/on the Coast of Istria in the Adriatic/Aged 21 Years/His amiable Heart and Noble Disposition secured him/the Esteem and friendship of all who knew him/whilst his Public Conduct ever Intitled [sic] him to the/approbation of those Officers with whom he served/In testimony whereof/The Captain and Officers of the Havannah/have Caused this Monument to be Erected to his Memory/as a Sincere Tribute to Departed Worth/as well as of their admiration of the Heroic Manner/in which He fell'


Description: Inscription flanked by cannon, relief above of a boat and the stern of 'Havannah'. With a oval profile portrait of Percival..
Type: Wall monument
Vessel: HMS Havannah


Percival, Edward
Age: 21
Date of Death: 6/1/1813
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Master's mate
Organisation: Royal Navy


Notes: Interred on Brioni.
Bibliography: William Laird Clowes 'The Royal Navy, A History' vol. v, p. 518 (London 1996); William James 'The Naval History of Great Britain' vol. vi, p.175 (London, 1902); 'Naval History of the Present Year, 1813','Naval Chronicle' vol. 30, p. 76 (London, 1813).

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