There is no other description, and the event is not mentioned in the page on the French invasion of Egypt. I can’t find any other references to this event.
So what did happen the Church of St March during the French of Invasion? Was it pulled down? And by whom? I found a reference to the French pulling down part of the Church of St Mark in VENICE that same year, so is this an erroneous entry?
The chuech, and a bunch of other churches near it, we’re destroyed during the French occupation. I’ve seen distant acc ones, so don’t know if it was destroyed in the battle for the city, by French troops during the occupation, or by anti French mobs taking revenge on Copts for the occupation.