Memorial: M4816

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


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 / 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'


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).