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
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 26,
1773, killed in action at Rolica, Augt. 17,
1808, : and of Frances his wife, daughter of
Benjamin Jolliffe, Esq., M.D., of Broadfields
in this Parish, born Sept 8, 1783, died
at East Sheen, Surrey, Septr 27, 1862.
Also of their Children
Henry, Captn. R.A., born October 3, 1802,
died at sea, January 13, 1843.
Frances, wife of the Reverend James Jolliffe of
Padmore, I.W., born April 22, 1804, died
at Stoke Charity, Hants, May 13, 1836.
Frederick Augustus, of the Inland Revenue
Office, born Decr. 19, 1805, died at Putney
Surrey, November 3, 1854.
Mary, born May 20, 1808, died at Cam-
berwell, Surrey, April 27, 1830.

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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