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 AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1775-1783

ABERCROMBIE - Lieutenant-Colonel James - 22nd Foot - killed at Bunker Hill - 17th June 1775.

AGNEW - Lieutenant-Colonel James Tanner - 44th Foot - killed at Germantown - 4th October 1777.
Grave in the DeBenneville cemetery, Philadelphia -
"Here lie the remains of General James Tanner Agnew a British Officer who was killed at Germantown on the 4th of October 1777 and of Lieutenant Colonel John Bird a British Officer who died in Germantown on or about the 4th of October 1777. The bodies of the above were removed from the Lower Burial ground Germantown by the order of General Howe and placed in this cemetery with the consent of Doctor George de Benneville in May 1778. Requiescat in Pace. This stone was erected in their memory by His Britannic Majesty's Government October 4th 1903."

ANDRE - Major John - hanged as a spy - 2nd October 1780
Educated in Geneva, Switzerland (his father was Swiss), he was fluent in four languages, a gifted artist, poet and musician. Served as a Captain in 26th Foot at the Battle of Brandywine, Battle of Germantown, the occupation of Philadelphia, Battle of Monmouth, and in Massachusetts and New Jersey 1778. On 21 September 1780 he went to West Point to meet Benedict Arnold. While travelling back to British lines he was arrested on 22 September, imprisoned at Tappan, New York, tried by military court, found guilty and sentenced to hang as a spy. General Lafayette and Alexander Hamilton petitioned to have his sentence commuted, but Washington refused. In his last letter, aware that he was going to die, Andre wrote to Washington asking to be shot as a soldier and to avoid the disgrace of being hung as a spy. Washington refused and Andre was hanged, his last words were "I pray you bear me witness that I met my fate like a brave man."
Memorial in Westminster Abbey -
"Sacred to the memory of Major John Andre, who, raised by his merits at an early period of life to the rank of Adjutant-General of the British Forces in America, and employed in an important but hazardous enterprise, fell a sacrifice to his zeal for his King and Country on the 2nd of October, AD 1780 Aged 29. universally beloved and esteemed by the Army in which he served, and lamented even by his foes, His gracious Sovereign King George the Third has caused this Monument to be erected."
"The Remains of Major John Andre were, on the 10.th of August, 1821, removed from Tappan by James Buchanan, Esq.R,
His Majesty's Consul at New York, Under instructions from His Royal Highness The Duke of York, and, with the permission of the Dean and Chapter, Finally deposited in a Grave Contiguous to this Monument On the 28th of November, 1821."

BARD - Lieutenant - 35th Foot - killed at Bunker Hill - 17th June 1775.

BIRD - Lieutenant-Colonel John - 15th Foot - killed at Germantown - 4th October 1777.
Grave in the DeBenneville cemetery, Philadelphia -
"Here lie the remains of General James Tanner Agnew a British Officer who was killed at Germantown on the 4th of October 1777 and of Lieutenant Colonel John Bird a British Officer who died in Germantown on or about the 4th of October 1777. The bodies of the above were removed from the Lower Burial ground Germantown by the order of General Howe and placed in this cemetery with the consent of Doctor George de Benneville in May 1778. Requiescat in Pace. This stone was erected in their memory by His Britannic Majesty's Government October 4th 1903."

BOSCAWEN - Captain Florentius Boscawen - 3rd Foot Guards - died at sea - 18th April 1782.
Listed on the Guards Memorial, Royal Military Chapel, Wellington Barracks.

BOURNE - Captain John Stuart - 1st Foot Guards - died - December 1776.
Listed on the Guards Memorial, Royal Military Chapel, Wellington Barracks.

BROWN - Captain Andrew - 44th Foot - killed at Brooklyn - 26th August 1777.

BRUERE - Lieutenant - 14th Foot (serving as volunteer) - killed at Bunker Hill - 17th June 1775.

CAMPBELL - Captain - Marines - killed at Bunker Hill - 17th June 1775.

CAMPBELL - Ensign - British Legion Infantry - killed at Wacsaw - 29th May 1780.

CAMPBELL - Lieutenant Archibald - 1/71st Foot - killed at Camden, South Carolina - 16th August 1780.

CAMPBELL - Ensign W. - 3rd Foot Guards - killed at Newhaven - 5th July 1779.
Serving as Adjutant. Listed on the Guards Memorial, Royal Military Chapel, Wellington Barracks.

COCHRANE - Major Charles - killed at Yorktown - 18th October 1781.
Charles Cochrane (1749-81) was a former commander of the British Legion infantry and was ADC to Cornwallis. He was beheaded by a cannonball at Yorktown.
Memorial at Louisbourg, Canada -
"Near here lies William Cochrane, 7th Earl of Dundonald; Captain Grenadier Company, Forbes Regiment , Killed in his 29th year, 9th July, 1758. Also in memory of his cousin, Major Charles Cochrane, Killed in the American War, 18th October, 1781, In his 33rd year."

COLLINS - Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas - 1st Foot Guards - died - 4th June 1781.
Listed on the Guards Memorial, Royal Military Chapel, Wellington Barracks.

COOKE - Lieutenant John - 20th Foot - Killed at Battle of Freeman's Farm - 19th September 1777.

CRAIGIE - Captain George - 40th Foot - Wounded during the capture of Fort Griswold, died of wounds - 6th September 1781.

CURRIE - Lieutenant Samuel - 21st Foot - Killed at Battle of Freeman's Farm - 19th September 1777.

DALRYMPLE - Lieutenant - 63rd Foot - killed at Bunker Hill - 17th June 1775.

DAVIDSON - Captain - 52nd Foot - killed at Bunker Hill - 17th June 1775.

DON - Lieutenant John - 21st Foot (Grenadier company) - Killed at Battle of Freeman's Farm - 19th September 1777.

DOWNS - Captain - 5th Foot - killed at Bunker Hill - 17th June 1775.

DUTTON - Lieutenant - 38th Foot - killed at Bunker Hill - 17th June 1775.

ELLIS - Captain - Marines - killed at Bunker Hill - 17th June 1775.

FERGUSON - Inspector of Militia Patrick - killed South Carolina - 7th October 1780.
The memorial contains at least 2 errors: Ex-Lieutenant-Colonel, 71st Fraser's Highlanders. He had given up his rank to become Inspector of Militia.
Grave on King's Mountain, South Carolina -
"To the memory of Col. Patrick Ferguson seventy-first Regiment, Highland Light Infantry. Born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland in 1744 Killed October 7, 1780 in action at King's Mountain while in command of British troops. A soldier of military distinction and of honor. This memorial is from the citizens of the United States of America in token of their appreciation of the bonds of friendship and peace between them and the citizens of the British Empire. Erected October 7 1930."

FINCH - Captain John - 1st Foot Guards - killed at Westerfield - 26th June 1777.
Listed on the Guards Memorial, Royal Military Chapel, Wellington Barracks.

FINNIE - Lieutenant - Marines - killed at Bunker Hill - 17th June 1775.

FRASER - Lieutenant-Colonel Simon - 24th Foot - died of wounds October 1777.
Born 1729. Wounded at Saratoga, 7th October 1777.

GARDNER - Lieutenant - Marines - killed at Bunker Hill - 17th June 1775.

GEARY - Cornet Francis - 16th Light Dragoons - killed - 14th December 1776.
Killed in an ambush near Flemington, New Jersey and buried in a shallow grave at the roadside. Legend said that he haunted the wood where he was killed.

GOLD - Lieutenant - 47th Foot - killed at Bunker Hill - 17th June 1775.

GOODRICKE - Captain John - 1st Foot Guards - killed at Guildford Court House - 15th March 1781.
Listed on the Guards Memorial, Royal Military Chapel, Wellington Barracks.

GRANT - Ensign - 71st Foot - killed at Guildford - 15th March 1781.

HALL - Lieutenant-Colonel Francis - 3rd Foot Guards - killed at the Passage of the Catawba - 1st February 1781.
Listed on the Guards Memorial, Royal Military Chapel, Wellington Barracks.

HEPBURN-MURRAY - Captain Sir Alexander - 17th Foot - killed at Long Island - 27th August 1776.
Born 4th December 1754, the son of Sir Patrick Hepburn-Murray and Anne Hay.

HIGGINS - Lieutenant - 52nd Foot - killed at Bunker Hill - 17th June 1775.

HILLIARD - Lieutenant - 47th Foot - killed at Bunker Hill - 17th June 1775.

HOME - Captain William (Lord Dunglass) - Coldstream Guards - died of wounds - December 1781.
Wounded at Guildford, 15th March 1781. Memorial in Royal Military Chapel, Wellington Barracks, London -
"In memory of William Home, Lord Dunglass, Lieutenant and Captain, Coldstream Guards. Died December, 1781, of wounds received at the Battle of Guildford, North America. Placed by Lieut.-Colonel Hon. W. Home, Grenadier Guards, 1880."

HOWARD - Colonel Thomas - 1st Foot Guards - killed in action at sea - September 1778.
Listed on the Guards Memorial, Royal Military Chapel, Wellington Barracks.

HUDSON - Captain - 65th Foot - killed at Bunker Hill - 17th June 1775.

HYDE - Ensign Thomas - 40th Foot - Wounded during the capture of Fort Griswold, died of wounds - 6th September 1781.

KENNEDY - Lieutenant Archibald - 44th Foot - killed at Monmouth - 28th June 1778.
Served in the Grenadier Company.

KNIGHT - Lieutenant - 4th Foot - killed in action - 19th of April 1775.

LESLIE - Captain William - 17th Foot - killed at Princeton - 3rd January 1777.
A stone was erected in 1784-5 by Benjamin Rush (a signatory of the Declaration of Independence) who had been a family friend while studying medicine in Edinburgh 1767-8.
Grave at Pluckemin, New Jersey -
"In Memory of the Hon.ble Captn Willm. Leslie of the 17th British Regiment Son of the Earl of Leven in Scotland He fell Jan.y 3d. 1777 Aged 26 Years at the battle of Princeton His friend Benjn. Rush M. D. of Philadelphia hath Caused this Stone to be erected as a mark of his esteem for his worth and of his respect for his noble family."

LUCAS - Lieutenant Thomas - 20th Foot - Killed at Battle of Freeman's Farm - 19th September 1777.

MACKENZIE - Captain - 43rd Foot - killed at Bunker Hill - 17th June 1775.

MAITLAND - Lieutenant-Colonel the Hon. John (MP) - 71st Highlanders - died of malaria 22 October 1779.
Born 1732 son of Charles Maitland, 6th Earl of Lauderdale, and Lady Elizabeth Ogilvy. Originally servd in the Marines.
Memorial at St.Mary's Church, Haddington, East Lothian -
"Captain the hon. John Maitland died 1779. Remains translated from Savannah 1981."

MALCOLM - Captain Allen - 33rd Foot - killed at Camden, South Carolina - 16th August 1780.

MARJORIBANKS - Major John - wounded 8th September 1781. Died - 23rd October 1781.
Grave at Eutaw Springs, South Carolina.

MARSDEN - Captain Francis - 5th Foot - wounded at Bunker Hill - 17th June 1775.
Son of William Marsden, a Wakefield solicitor, and his first wife Elizabeth. Seriosuly wounded at Bunker Hill, he was sent home to Yorkshire, where he lingered for five years, without fully recovering. He died at Burntwood Hall on 12 February 1780, in his 27th year.
Memorial at All Saints Church, Wakefield -
"Near this place lies the body of Elizabeth, the wife of William Marsden, late of this town, attorney at law who died the 14 August 1766 aged 37 years. Also the body of Francis, their son, a Captain in the 5th Regiment, of Foot who died, on the 12 Feb 1780 aged 27. And also the body of the said Wm Marsden who died the 6th Feb 1783, aged 66. In respect to the memory of her parents and her affectionate brother this monument was erected March 1790, by Hannah."

MAYNARD - Captain William - Coldstream Guards - killed at Guildford - 15th March 1781.
Listed on the Guards Memorial, Royal Military Chapel, Wellington Barracks.

McDONALD - Lieutenant Lochlan - British Legion Infantry - killed at Wacsaw - 29th May 1780.

MONCKTON - Lieutenant-Colonel Henry - killed at Monmouth - 28th June 1778.
Henry Monckton was born in 1740, fourth son of the 1st Viscount Galway.
Grave at Old Tennant Church, Monmouth, New Jersey -
"Lt. Col. Henry Monckton who on the plains of Monmouth June 28, 1778, sealed with his life, his duty and devotion to his King and Country."

MONTGOMERY - Major William - 40th Foot - Killed during the capture of Fort Griswold - 6th September 1781.
'Killed by a Spear in entering the enemy's works.' His body was buried in the Forts parade ground.
A plaque at the fort reads -
"The death of Major William Montgomery while leading the British attack on the fort at this point."

OBINS - Lieutenant Hamlet - 20th Foot - Killed at Battle of Bemis Heights - 7th October 1777.

O'HARA - Lieutenant - Royal Artillery - killed at Guildford - 15th March 1781.

PALMER - Lieutenant Edmund - executed.
Son of Lewis Palmer, of New York. Taken prisoner while recruiting for his regiment in a rebel area. Accused of being a spy, despite evidence and appeals from Sir Henry Clinton, he was executed soon after.

PHILLIPS - Major-General William - Royal Artillery - died of fever at Petersburg, Virginia - 23rd May 1781.
Grave in Old Blanford Church, Petersburg, Virginia -
"Sacred to the memory of Maj. Gen. Wm Phillips of the British Army who died at 'Bollingbrook' May 23 1781and whose remains lie buried in this churchyard. Erected by the Francis Bland Randolph Chapter D.A.R. 1914."

PIERSON - Major Francis - mortally wounded in January 1781.
At Jersey while repelling a French attack. Aged 23.

PITCAIRN - Major John - Marines - killed at Bunker Hill - 17th June 1775.
Born 1722.
A memorial in Old North Church, Boston -
"Major John Pitcairn Fatally wounded while rallying the Royal Marines at the Battle of Bunker Hill was carried from the field to the boats on the back of his son who kissed him and returned to duty. He died June 17, 1775 and his body was interred beneath this church."

RISDALE - Captain - 44th Foot - lost at sea - September 1779.
When the 44th Foot were being transported from New York to Quebec at the end of the war, a gale dispersed the convoy. One transport, the 'Empress' was lost with 2 and a half companies on board. Captain Risdale was commanding.

ROBINSON - 2nd Lieutenant - 23rd Foot - killed at Guildford - 15th March 1781.

SALTREN - Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Willet - Coldstream Guards - died - 1782.
Listed on the Guards Memorial, Royal Military Chapel, Wellington Barracks.

SHEA - Lieutenant - Marines - killed at Bunker Hill - 17th June 1775.

SHERWIN - Captain - 67th Foot - killed at Bunker Hill - 17th June 1775.
Aide-de-camp to Howe.

SHUTZ - Captain William - Coldstream Guards - killed at Guildford - 15th March 1781.
Listed on the Guards Memorial, Royal Military Chapel, Wellington Barracks.

SMITH - Captain - 52nd Foot - killed at Bunker Hill - 17th June 1775.

SMYTH - Lieutenant H. William - 40th Foot - Wounded during the capture of Fort Griswold, died of wounds - 6th September 1781.

STUART - Lieutenant-Colonel James - 1st Foot Guards - killed at Guildford - 15th March 1781.
Listed on the Guards Memorial, Royal Military Chapel, Wellington Barracks.

TALBOT - Ensign - 33rd Foot - killed at Guildford - 15th March 1781.

TEW - Captain Francis - 17th Foot - killed at Stony Point - 16th July 1799.

TROTT - Ensign de - Regiment of Bose - died of wounds at Guildford, 15th March 1781.

WEBSTER - Lieutenant-Colonel James - 33rd Foot - died of wounds - March 1781.
Born 1740, the son of Rev. Dr. Alexander Webster. Wounded at Guildford, 15th March 1781.

WESTROPP - Lieutenant Richard - 9th Foot - Killed at Battle for Fort Anne, New York - 9th July 1777 .

WHILLOCK - Ensign Archibald - 40th Foot - Killed during the capture of Fort Griswold - 6th September 1781.

WILLIAMS - Major - 52nd Foot - killed at Bunker Hill - 17th June 1775.

WILMOUSKY - Captain - Regiment of Bose - died of wounds at Guildford, 15th March 1781.

WRIGHT - Lieutenant James - 9th Foot (Light Compay) - Killed at Battle of Bemis Heights - 7th October 1777.


AMERICA 1813-15

BLYTH - Captain Samuel - HMS Boxer - killed 5th September 1813
Memorial at Portland, USA -
"In memory of Captain Samuel Blyth late commander of his Britannic Majestys Brig Boxer: Who nobly fell on 5th day of September 1813 in action with the United States Brig Enterprise. In life, honourable, in death glorious! His country will long deplore the loss of one of her bravest sons - His friends long lament one of the best of men. Aged 29 years. The surviving Officers of his crew offer this feeble tribute of their admiration and regard."

CROWE - Ensign William  - 4th Foot - killed 8th January 1815
Memorial at St. Marys Church, Alton Barnes, Wiltshire -
"In memory of William Crowe, Ensign in the 4th Kings Own Regt who was killed in the disastrous attack upon the American Batteries at New Orleans on 8th January 1815 aged 20 bravely bearing the banner of his regiment. Also of Captain Frederick Crowe, whose eminent services in command of the 1st Battalion of Pioneers during the Burmese War were acknowledged with distiguished praise by the Governor General of India in Council. Victory having crowned the British arms he died at Musulipatam on the 9th July 1826 aged 38. Esteemed by all as a gallant soldier, beloved and mourned by those under his command as a friend and brother."

GIBBS - Major-General Samuel - mortally wounded 1st January 1815
Memorial (now lost) in the Royal Garrison Church, Portsmouth - "In memory of Major-General Sir Samuel Gibbs, KCB who gloriously fell in the service of his country at New Orleans on the 9th January 1815 in the fourty-fourth year of his age."


HOLTAWAY - Captain William - 2nd Battalion Royal Marines - HMS Princess Charlotte - killed at Osawego - 6th May 1814.

MAY - Lieutenant Victor - De Watteville`s Regiment - died of wounds at Osawego - 6th May 1814

PAKENHAM - Sir Edward - killed 1st January 1815
Born 1778. His sister, Catherine, married the Duke of Wellington. Commanded the 3rd Division at Salamanca, 1812 and 6th Division in the Pyrenees, 1813. Commanded the American Expidition 1814 and was killed at the Battle of New Orleans. Brother of Sir Hercules Robert Pakenham.

PARKER - Captain Sir Peter - HMS Menelaus - killed 3rd August 1814
Memorial at St. Margaret's Church, Westminster, London -
"Here lie interred the mortal remains of
Sir Peter Parker, Baronet, aged XXVIII years; Captain of His Majesty's frigate Menelaus, an accomplished Officer, and Seaman, who after landing with a part of his crew, on the coast of America, defeated an enemy supported by Cavalry and Artillery, three times the number of his own Forces; and in the moment of victory, received a mortal wound, under which he continued to cheer his men to follow up their triumph, until sinking under its fatal result, he fell into the arms of the companions of his glory, and bravely surrendered on the Field of Battle, his own gallant spirit to the mercy of heaven. He was the lineal descendant of three distinguished British Admirals; of whose virtues and valour, he was alike the inheritor. His great grandfather was Admiral Christopher Parker. He was the eldest son of Admiral Charles Parker whose father was the late Sir Peter Parker Bart of Basinbourn Hall Essex Admiral of the Fleet; and his maternal uncle was the Honorable Admiral Byron. After fifteen years of active and intrepid toil in the service of his Country emulating the heroism of his ancestry, he thus gloriously closed his earthly career Augt 3d 1814. The Officers and Crew of His Majesty's Ship Menelaus, on their return home, in testimony of their deep affliction at the fall of their beloved Commander, and of their affection for his memory, have erected this monument, as well to commemorate their grief, and reverence for those virtues which so justly, endeared him to his Ship's company,as to attest to future times, their admiration of that heroic valour which distinguished him in life and enobled him in death."

RAMSAY - Lieutenant Alexander - Royal Artillery - killed 1st January 1815
Son of Captain David Ramsay (Royal Navy) and Mary Ramsay. His brother, Major William Ramsay (Royal Horse Artillery) was killed at the battle of Waterloo, 18th June 1815.
Memorial at Inveresk Kirkyard, Scotland -
"Alexander Ramsay, Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery, third son of Captain Ramsay, R.N., gallantly fell in the batteries before New Orleans, on the 1st of January 1815, in his 24th year."

SAMWELL - Midshipman John - HMS Shannon - died of wounds 13th June 1815
STEVENS - Boatswain William - HMS Shannon - died of wounds 19th June 1815
Memorial at St. Paul's Church, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada -
"Sacred to the memory of Mr. John Samwell Midshipman of HMS Shannon who died at the Naval Hospital on the 13th June 1815 aged 18 years. Also Mr William Stevens boatswain of the same ship who died there on the 19th June 1815 aged 36 years. Those brave officers clos'd their career in consequence of desperate wounds received in the gallant action between their own ship and the American frigate Chesepak on the 1 of June 1815 which ended in the capture of the enemy ship in 14 minutes."

HMS SHANNON
Memoria at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada -
"Sacred to the memory of the brave seaman who died at the Hospital of the wounds they received on board H.M.S. Shannon in the Glorious Action in which she captured the United States Frigate 'Chesapeake' on the first of June 1813. Owen Callaghan. Peter Lawson. Francis Albert. Francis Dixon. John Anthony."