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Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green, London, England

Memorial at Kensal Green Cemetery, London commemorating David Thomas King d. 1874 in the wreck of ‘La Plata’

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Location

Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green, London, England

Transcript

'IN / MEMORY OF / THE REV. DAVID KING LLD / BORN IN MONTROSE MAY 20 1806 / DIED LONDON DEC 20 1883 / 'I SHALL BE SATISFIED WHEN I AWAKE / WITH THY LIKENESS' PSALM XV11.16 / DAVID THOMAS KING / SECOND SON OF DAVID AND ELIZABETH KING BORN IN GLASGOW MAY 31 1853 / DROWNED IN THE WRECK OF THE LA PLATA / NOVEMBER 29 1874 'IT IS I. BE NOT AFRAID' MATT X1V17 / ALSO OF THE ABOVE NAMED / ELIZABETH KING / DAUGHTER OF JAMES THOMPSON LLD / LATE PROFESSOR OF MATHS / IN THE UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW. / BORN BELFAST AUGUST 9 1818 / DIED IN LONDON JULY 23 1896. /'THY RIGHT HAND SHALL HOLD ME' PSALM 139.10'

Details

Description: Triangular topped headstone on a rectangular pedestal. Curbed with railings.
Type: Gravestone
Position: Section 21
Materials: Pink granite
Vessel: 'La Plata'

People

King, David Thomas
Age: 21
Date of Death: 29/11/1874
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: 'La Plata' of London was under charter by Siemens Brothers to repair telegraph cable and bound from Gravesend for Rio Grande. She foundered off Ushant on 29 November 1874. 15 survivors in a boat were picked up by 'Gareloch' of Glasgow next day.
Bibliography: 'Lloyd's List' 4 December 1874.