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Thomas Thetcher

Winchester, England

A Grenadier in the North Reg'.
of Hants Militia who died of a
violent Fever contracted by drinking
Small Beer when hot the 12th of May
1764, Aged 26 Years.

In grateful remembrance of whole universal
good will towards his Comrades, this Stone
is placed here at their expence, as a small
testimony of their regard and concern.

Here sleeps in peace a Hampshire Grenadier.
Who caught his death by drinking cold small Beer.
Soldiers be wise from his untimely fall
and when there hot drink Strong or none at all.

This memorial being decayed was restored
by the Officers of the Garrison A.D. 1781

An honest soldier is never forgot
Whether he die by Musket or by Pot.

This Stone was placed by the North Hants
Militia when disembodied at Winchester,
on 26th April 1802 in consequence of
the original stone being destroyed.