England Next Winchester, 1972  

    This interesting gravestone is on the grounds of Winchester Cathedral. It reads: " In Memory of THOMAS THATCHER 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 whose universal good will towards his Comrades, this Stone is placed here at their expense, 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 ye're hot drink Strong or none at all."