I have written a post in the past about a British sailor who was the only one to die in 1808 during the skirmishes between the occupying French and the arriving allies - the Brits. So here are 1 or 2 more details I can add to that post and the correction of his name, which I found in a mini-article in a local magazine. But 1st, here's the link to the previous post:
So, it is true that the landmark is a monument to the heroic death of Sir Courray Shipy (name corrected!), 25 years of age, who was captain of the S.M.B. The Nymph at an attack of a French vessel on the Tagus river.
I hope it has added a bit more to what was written before.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Conway Shiply ESO 2
Labels: 1ª invasão francesa, 1st French invasion, 43rd Monmothshire Light Infantry, french invasions, guerra peninsular, iberian peninsula wars, invasões francesas, linha defensiva marítima, maritime defensive line, Military, Paço de Arcos, Praia do Inglês Morto, Sir Courray Shipy