Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Bonchurch : St Boniface (new) Church -
- Memorial to Joseph Peel -

Location

In St Boniface (new) Church, Bonchurch, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1NX.
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Memorial is not listed by the IWM War Memorials Archive Record
 
Historic England Listing Status

St Boniface Church is Grade II Listed. Since the War Memorial is situated within the Church, is it assumed that it is included within the Listing.
 
Description and history

A marble plaque set in the wall of the Church

Memorial

Memorial to Joseph Peel
 

 
Inscription


SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOSEPH PEEL
SECOND SON OF EDMUND AND MARIA PEEL
BORN AT SHANKLIN 12TH OF SEPT 1823
LIEUT. IN THE 37TH BENGAL N. INFANTRY,
AND 2ND IN COMMAND OF THE 1ST SIKH LIGHT INFTY.
HE FELL, STORMING THE HEIGHTS OF DULLAH,
ON THE 16TH OF JANUARY 1849
AND DIED THE NEXT DAY AT NOORPOOR
WHERE HE LIES BURIED.
HE FOUGHT IN THE FIELDS OF
MOODKEE, FEROZESHUHUR AND SOBRAON
ON THE STAFF OF THE GOVERNOR GENERAL 1845 - 46
AND AS A VOLUNTEER
AT THE SIEGE OF MOULTAN 1848
HE WAS A BRAVE SOLDIER :
HIS LIFE CLOSED IN HONOUR
AND IN CHRISTIAN PEACE.
HIS TOMB, REARED BY HIS COMRADES,
IS AFAR OFF !
THIS MARBLE IS PLACED
AMID THE SCENES OF HIS CHILDHOOD
NEAR THE HOME OF HIS AFFECTIONS
TO MARK THE LOVE OF HIS FAMILY
AND THE SORROW OF HIS FRIENDS.

 
Further information

Attended Tonbridge School from 1834.

Tablet at St. Luke's Church, Jullundur (originally placed at Hoshiarpore) - "In memory of Lieutenant Joseph Peel of the 37th Bengal Infantry who after serving with distinguished gallantry in the campaigns of the Sutledge and Punjab, fell whilst gallantly leading his men to the assault on the heights of Dullah on the 16th of August 1849 aged 24 years 4 ms. this tomb is erected by his brother officers as a tribute of affectionate respect to his private worth and as a memorial of his gallantry as a soldier he was generous honourable and brave." - from http://glosters.tripod.com/Chili.htm


 


 
 

 
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