PER ASPERA TENAX 1768 -1843 To the Memory of the Reverend Alexander John Forsyth MA.LLD Minister of Belhelvie Aberdeenshire In 1805 he conducted experiments in the Tower under the Master General of Ordnance and in 1807 invented the percussion system which was adopted by the British Army in 1839 This Tablet was erected in 1929 by admirers of his genius

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