Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Arreton St George's Church -
- Memorial to Captain Henry Geary -


In St George's Church, Arreton, Isle of Wight, PO30 3AP
See map on
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

This plaque is not listed by the War Memorials Archive as it predates the period within their remit.
Historic England Listing Status

St George's Church is Grade I Listed. Since the Memorial Plaque is part of the fabric of the Church, it is assumed that it is covered by the Listing.
Description and history

A brass plaque.
Captain Geary of the Royal Artillery was killed during the Peninsular Wars in 1808.
Presumed that the main plaque was erected during the 19th century, and the additional plaque erected after 1967.


Memorial to Captain Henry Geary


In memory of Capt. Henry Geary, son
of Commander Thomas Geary, R.N., of
Newport, Isle of Wight, born November xxvi,
mdcclxxiii, killed in action at Rolica, Augt. xvii,
mdcccviii, : and of Frances his wife, daughter of
Benjamin Jolliffe, Esq., M.D., of Broadfields
in this Parish, born Sept viii, mdcclxxxiii, died
at East Sheen, Surrey, Septr xxvii, mdccclxii.
Also of their Children
Henry, Captn. R.A., born October iii, mdcccii,
died at sea, January xiii, mdcccxliii.
Frances, wife of the Reverend James Jolliffe of
Padmore, I.W., born April xxii, mdccciv, died
at Stoke Charity, Hants, May xiii, mdcccxxxvi.
Frederick Augustus, of the Inland Revenue
Office, born Decr. xix, mdcccv, died at Putney
Surrey, November iii, mdcccliv.
Mary, born May xx, mdcccviii, died at Cam-
berwell, Surrey, April xxvii, mdcccxxx.

And of the son of Frederick Augustus,
Lieut-General Sir Henry L G Geary KCB
Colonel-Commandant, R.A. 1837 - 1918
And of his sons
Lieutenant Henry G F Geary, R.N. 1870 - 1897
Lieut-Col John A Geary, DSO, R.A. 1877 - 1967

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