Memorial: M560

Location

Greyfriars churchyard, Edinburgh, Scotland

Transcript

'TO THE REVERED MEMORY OF/REAR ADMIRAL/SIR CHAS DOUGLAS, BART/SON OF/CHAS AYTON DOUGLAS/OF KINGLASSIE/BORN 1727 DIED 1789/A DISTINGUISHED OFFICER/HE RELIEVED QUEBEC 1778 AND/WHEN CAPT. OF THE FLEET TO/ADL SIR GEORGE RODNEY/IN THE HEAT OF BATTLE FIRST/SUGGESTED THE MANOEUVRE KNOWN/AS THE BREAKING OF THE LINE/12 APRIL 1782/INTERRED BESIDE HIS BROTHER/NEAR THIS SPOT.'

Details

Type: Wall tablet
Position: South wall of church

Event

Battle of the Saints 1782

People

Douglas, Charles
Age: 62
Date of Death: 3/1789
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Rear Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: 'Dictionary of National Biography' dismisses this claim to have orginated the manoeuvre to break the line of battle.

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