John Beresford (1792 – 1812) was mortally wounded on 19th January 1812 during the Siege of Ciudad Rodrigo and died ten days later. By order of his uncle General William Beresford (1768 – 1854), he was interred in the upper bastion of Almeida.
The upper inscription, hardly legible, reads :
JOHN BERESFORD Lieutenant / in the 88th Reg. received mortal wound / by the explosion of a mine on the / breach of Ciudad Rodrigo / the 19th January 1812
Location : Almeida, inside the walled city, in front of the Poudada.
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- Text: Alta Falisa
- Photos: TracesOfWar.com