The following inscription is to be found on the monument to Sir Peter Parker at Westminster Abbey. His remains are interred at St. Margaret’s Church, Westminister, London.
In the pious hope of a glorious resurrection,
Pursued thro’ virtue, faith and valor,
HERE LIES INTERRED THE MORTAL REMAINS OF
SIR PETER PARKER, BARONET
Aged 28 years,
Captain of his Majesty’s ship Menelaus.
An accomplished officer & seaman.
Who after landing with part of his crew,
on the coast of America.
Defeated an enemy, supported by cavalry
and artillery, THREE TIMES the
number of his own force,
And, in the moment of victory, received a
Under which he continued to cheer his
Men to follow up their triumph,
Until, sinking under its fatal result,
He fell into the arms of the companions of
His glory, and surrendered, on
The field of battle.
His own gallant spirit to the mercy of
He closed his career August 30, 1814.
THE OFFICERS AND CREW.
ON THEIR RETURN,
ERECT THIS MONUMENT,
As a testimony of their grief for his loss, and respect for his character