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John Beresford's Tomb

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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Source

  • Text: Alta Falisa
  • Photos: TracesOfWar.com
  • https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Almeida_%E2%80%93_John_Beresford%27s_tomb.jpg