Memorial: M2679

Gravestone at St Mary’s Church, Hunstanton, Norfolk commemorating William Webb, 15th Light Dragoons, d. 1784


St Mary's Church, Hunstanton, Norfolk, England


'In memory of William Webb late of the 15th Lt. D'ns who was shot from his horse by a party of smugglers on the 26 of Sepr. 1784. / I am not dead but sleepeth here / And when the trumpet sound I will appear / Four balls through me Pearced there [sic] way / Hard it was I'd no time to pray / This stone that her you do see / My comrades erected for the sake of me'


Position: Churchyard


Webb, William
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 26/9/1784
Cause of Death: Murdered
Rank / Occupation: Soldier
Organisation: 15th Light Dragoons


Bibliography: Joseph Jefferson Farjeon 'The Compleat Smuggler' (London, 1938) p.144.
Recorder: David Saunders