Memorial: M4816

Memorial at St Iberius Church, Wexford, County Wexford, Republic of Ireland commemorating Edward Percival, RN d.1813

Location

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

Transcript

'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 / in 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'

Details

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

People

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

Extra

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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