IN MEMORY OF
Lieutenant GENTLE VICKERS
who having bravely fought with the
DUKE of WELLINGTON in several
of his Engagements in Spain
and also at the memorable Battle
of WATERLOO died in this City
on the 9th May 1823
Aged 35 Years
In the churchyard of St Mary Bishophill Senior, York.
He bravely fought memorable battles, despite being christened with a first name not particularly suggestive of a military career. The capitalisation in his inscription draws our attention to the most important words. But no one notices now or cares. In the churchyard without a church, his headstone and a few others remain, amongst the litter, empty beer cans and dog dirt.