Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Whippingham -
- St Mildred's Church Hessian Soldiers Memorial -

Location

In St Mildred's Church, Whippingham, Isle of Wight, PO32 6LP.
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 40873  
 
Historic England Listing Status

St Mildred's Church is Grade I Listed. Since the Memorial forms part of the fittings of the Church, is it assumed that it is included within the Listing.
 
Description

Plaque commemorating German soldiers who died in 1794 whilst held on ships off the Isle of Wight. A number of their family members also died.

The names of those who died are held in the Whippingham visitors centre near the Church.
The names are contained in this PDF Document provided by the Churchwardens : Hessian Soldiers (opens in new tab)
Memorial

Whippingham St Mildred's Church Hessian Memorial
 
Inscription


To the honoured memory of eighty four
Hessian soldiers of the Regiments
Prinz Carl Lossburg and Gendarmes, also
of the Fusilier Battalion Prueschenk
who died of disease in the Isle of Wight
during the campaign of 1794, and
were buried in Whippingham Churchyard

This tablet is placed here by
The Landgraf A F of Hesse
April 1906


 

Further Information

Thanks to the Churchwardens for the list of those who died.


 


 
 

 
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