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Great Britain
Sandgate
Kent

South East England

Sandgate Esplanade

Lt.-Gen. Sir John Moore

Glasgow 1761 - A Coruña, Spain 1809
British soldier and General, also known as Moore of Corunna. He is best known for his military training reforms and for his death at the Battle of Corunna
(Wikipedia)
V.C. Bonanni
1909

Sandgate /  Lt.-Gen. Sir John Moore   Sandgate /  Lt.-Gen. Sir John Moore

Description

Stele with a bronze relief portrait.

Inscription(s)

this memorial was erected in 1909 to
commemorate the inspiring example of the
manly and patriotic life of
Lieutenant-General Sir JOHN MOORE, K.B.
who fell in action at the battle of corunna
january 16th 1809.

regard less of personal considerations, he esteemed
that to which his country called him the post of honour,
and by his undaunted spirit and unconoverible
perseverance he pointed the way to victory.

general orders february 1st 1808.

sir john moore resided close to the site of this
memorial when in command of shorncliffe camp in 1803.

Signature

V C Bonanni | fecit 1909

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 51°4'21" E 1°8'23"

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