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Riverside in front of Old Royal Naval College., Greenwich, London, England

Memorial in Greenwich, London dedicated to Joseph Bellot. d. 1853

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Location

Riverside in front of Old Royal Naval College., Greenwich, London, England

Transcript

'TO THE INTREPID YOUNG / BELLOT / OF THE FRENCH NAVY / WHO IN THE ENDEAVOUR TO RESCUE / FRANKLIN / SHARED THE FATE AND THE GLORY / OF THAT ILLUSTRIOUS NAVIGATOR / FROM HIS BRITISH ADMIRERS / 1853'

Details

Type: Obelisk
Artists: P. Hardwick

People

Bellot, Joseph Rene
Age:
Date of Death: 11/8/1853
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: 'Design for the proposed Obelisk to be erected on the Wharf at Greenwich Hospital to the memory of the late Lieutenant Bellot.' Signed and dated P. Hardwick July 1854. PRO ADM79-75.

St Christopher's Church, Leckhampton, Gloucestershire, England

Memorial in St Christopher’s Church, Leckhampton, Gloucestershire dedicated to Edward Wilson. d. 1912

Location

St Christopher's Church, Leckhampton, Gloucestershire, England

Transcript

'...Also of his son Edward A. Wilson MA MB who died with Scott after reaching the South Pole 12 March 1912'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Position: South east churchyard

People

Wilson, Edward Adrian
Age:
Date of Death: 12/3/1912
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

Extra

St Martin's Church, Little Waltham, Essex, England

Memorial in St Martin’s Church, Little Waltham, Essex dedicated to Admiral Edward Bird d. 1881

Location

St Martin's Church, Little Waltham, Essex, England

Transcript

'To . the Glory . of . God . and . in memory of /Admiral . Edward . Joseph . Bird/born . August . 15th . 1799 . died/November 3rd . 1881', 'S: Martin', 'S; Alban' [Gothic letters on lower part of window]

Details

Description: Figures of St Martin dividing his coat with the beggar, and St Alban holding a martyr's palm and a processional cross, both wearing gothic armour. In the tracery above, the shield of St Catherine, as for St Catherine's College Cambridge, and the shield of St Alban. Both saints within gothic architectural canopies and bases.
Type: Window
Position: Chancel south wall
Materials: Stone, lead, stained and painted glass
Date Erected: 1884
Artists: Alfred O. Hemming

People

Bird, Edward Joseph
Age: 82
Date of Death: 3/11/1881
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Bird was Lieutenant on 'Erebus' in the Antarctic expedition of 1839, and Captain of 'Investigator' in the search for Sir John Franklin.

The Promenade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

Statue in The Promenade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England dedicated to Edward Wilson. d. 1912

Location

The Promenade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

Transcript

'EDWARD ADRIAN WILSON/B.A., M.B., CANTAB. F.R.S. / BORN IN CHELTENHAM 1872 / CHIEF OF THE SCIENTIFIC STAFF / ARTIST AND ZOOLOGIST OF THE / BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION / 1910-1912 / AND DIED WITH CAPTAIN SCOTT / ON THE GREAT ICE BARRIER / MARCH 1912. "HE DIED AS HE LIVED A BRAVE / TRUE MAN. THE BEST OF / COMRADES AND STAUNCHEST / OF FRIENDS." (LETTER FROM CAPTAIN SCOTT).'

Details

Description: Full-length figure in sledging gear.
Type: Statue
Date Erected: 1914
Artists: Kathleen Scott

People

Wilson, Edward Adrian
Age:
Date of Death: 3/1912
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: Unveiled by Sir Clements Markham.
Bibliography: Max Jones 'The Last Great Quest: Captain Scott's Antarctic Sacrifice' (Oxford, 2003).

Beechey Island, Nunavut, Canada

Memorial in Beechey Island, Canada dedicated to Joseph Bellot. d. 1853

Location

Beechey Island, Nunavut, Canada

Transcript

'Sacred / TO THE MEMORY OF / MONSIEUR BELLOT, / LIEUTENANT IN THE FRENCH NAVY, / AND / CHEVALIER OF THE LEGION OF HONOUR, / WHO ACCOMPANIED MR. KENNEDY / AND CAPTAIN INGLEFIELD / ON THEIR RESPECTIVE VISITS TO THE / ARCTIC REGIONS. Whilst attached to H.M.S. Phoenix, / under Captain Inglefield he gallantly / volunteered to convey Despatches to / Captain Sir E. Belcher, with a sledge / crew from H.M.S. North Star. In a heavy gale of wind on the 18th / August,1853, he was drowned by the / disruption of the ice near Cape Grinnell, / much lamented by the Arctic Squadron / and all who had the pleasure of know- / ing his value and noble spirit'

Details

Type: Headboard

People

Bellot, Joseph Rene
Age:
Date of Death: 18/8/1853
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: M'Dougall, who says this inscription was placed on a headboard, gives a slightly different and shorter wording. This transcript accords with the version in the 'Illustrated London News' 28 Oct 1854 p.421.
Bibliography: George F. M'Dougall 'The eventful voyage of H.M. Discovery ship 'Resolute' to the Arctic Regions.

St Andrew's Mission Church, Gravesend, Kent, England

Memorial windows dedicated to the crews of HMS ‘Erebus’ and ‘Terror’, lost during the ill-fated expedition of Sir John Franklin in 1845.

Location

St Andrew's Mission Church, Gravesend, Kent, England

Transcript

'TO THE MEMORY OF / PETTY OFFICERS / BROWN : SAMUEL / JOHNSON : THOMAS / RIGDEN : JAMES / WILSON : JOHN / MATE : REUBEN / REDDINGTON : PHILIP / ARTHUR : DANIEL / BELL : WILLIAM / DOWNING : JOHN / KENLEY : JOHN / MCDONALD : DAVID / RHODES : WILLIAM / FARR : THOMAS / SULLIVAN : JOHN / PEGLAR : HENRY / SINCLAIR : ROBERT / ANDREWS : JOSEPH / GODDARD : WILLIAM / HART : JAMES / MURRAY : JOHN / WATSON : THOMAS / WILSON : ALEXANDER / BROWN : JAMES W. / DARLINGTON : THOMAS / HONEY : SAMUEL / SMITH WILLIAM / DUNN : FRANCIS / HICKEY : CORNELIUS / DIGGLE : JOHN / WALL : RICHARD / FOWLER : WILLIAM / GEORGE : EDWARD / HOAR : EDMUND / JOPSON : THOMAS / A:B'S &CT / ARMITAGE : THOMAS / AYLMORE : RICHARD / BAILEY : JOHN / BATE : JOHN / BERRY : ALEXANDER / BEST : CHARLES / BRIDGENS : JOHN / CANN : GEORGE / CHAMBERS : GEORGE / CLOSSAM : WILLIAM / COOMBES : CHARLES / COWIE : JOHN / CRISPE : SAMUEL / EVANS : THOMAS / FERRIER : ROBERT / GEATER : JAMES / GIBSON : WILLIAM / GOLDING : ROBERT / HANDFORD : JOHN / HARTNELL : THOMAS / JERRY : WILLIAM / JOHNS : ROBERT / JOHNSON : CHALRES / JOHNSON : WILLIAM / KINNAIRD : GEORGE / LAWRENCE : EDWIN / LEYS : DAVID / LLOYD : HENRY / MANSON : MAGNUS / MCCONVEY : THOMAS / MARK : WILLIAM / MORFIN : JOHN / ORREN : WILLIAM / PLATER : THOMAS / POCOCK : FRANCIS / SAIT : HENRY / SEELEY : ABRAHAM / SHANKS : WILLIAM / SINCLAIR : WILLIAM / SMITH : LUKE / STRICKLAND : JOHN / STRONG : WILLIAM / TADMAN : THOMAS / THOMPSON : GEORGE / TIMMS : DAVID / WALKER : JAMES / WENTZALL : WILLIAM / WILLIAMS : GEORGE / WORK : THOMAS / YOUNG : DAVID / ROYAL MARINES &C / BRYANT : DANIEL / TOZER : SOLOMON / HEDGES : WILLIAM / PATERSON : ALEXANDER / DALY : JAMES / HAMMOND : JOHN / HEALY : JOSEPH / HEATHER : WILLIAM / HOPCROFT : ROBERT / PILKINGTON : WILLIAM / REED : WILLIAM / WILKS : HENRY / THE BRAVE CREWS OF H.M.S. EREBUS & TERROR WHO SAILED FROM THE THAMES MAY MDCCCXLV / AND SHARED THE SAD BUT NOT INGLORIOUS FATE OF THEIR COMMANDER / SIR JOHN FRANKLIN. / THESE 3 WINDOWS ARE DEDICATED BY HIS WIDOW WHO PLACED THEM IN THIS MISSION / CHURCH FOR SEAMEN ERECTED IN MEMORY OF R:ADMIRAL SIR F:BEAUFORT K:C:B: / WHO WAS THE FAITHFUL FRIEND OF HER HUSBAND THE UNWEARIED ADVOCATE OF / THE SEARCH FOR THE LOST SHIPS AND HER WISEST COUNSELLOR'

Details

Description: The windows depict Christ, St Andrew and St Peter.
Type: Memorial; windows
Materials: Brass
Artists: Clayton & Bell
Vessel: HMS Erebus, HMS Terror

People

Andrews, Joseph
Age: about 38
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain of the Hold
Organisation: Royal Navy
Armitage, Thomas
Age: about 43
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Gun Room Steward
Organisation: Royal Navy
Arthur, Daniel
Age: about 38
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Quartermaster
Organisation: Royal Navy
Aylmore, Richard
Age: about 27
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Gunroom Steward
Organisation: Royal Navy
Bailey, John
Age: about 24
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Bates, John
Age: about 27
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Bell, William
Age: about 39
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Quartermaster
Organisation: Royal Navy
Berry, Alexander
Age: about 35
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Best, Charles
Age: about 25
Date of Death: V
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Bridgens, John
Age: about 29
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Subordinate Officer's Steward
Organisation: Royal Navy
Brown, Samuel
Age: about 30
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Boatswain's Mate
Organisation: Royal Navy
Brown, James W.
Age: about 31
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Caulker
Organisation: Royal Navy
Bryant, Daniel
Age: about 34
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Sergeant
Organisation: Royal Marines
Cann, George
Age: about 26
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Chambers, George
Age: about 21
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: 1st class boy
Organisation: Royal Navy
Clossam, William
Age: about 28
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Coombes, Charles
Age:
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Cowie, John
Age: about 35
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Stoker
Organisation: Royal Navy
Crispe, Samuel
Age: about 27
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Daly, James
Age: about 34
Date of Death: ca, 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Private
Organisation: Royal Marines
Darlington, Thomas
Age: about 32
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Caulker
Organisation: Royal Navy
Diggle, John
Age: about 39
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Ship's Cook
Organisation: Royal Navy
Downing, John
Age: about 37
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Quartermaster
Organisation: Royal Navy
Dunn, Francis
Age:
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Caulker's Mate
Organisation: Royal Navy
Evans, Thomas
Age: about 21
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Boy 1st Class
Organisation: Royal Navy
Farr, Thomas
Age: about 35
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain of the Maintop
Organisation: Royal Navy
Ferrier, Robert
Age: about 32
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Fowler, William
Age: about 29
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Paymaster and Pursers Steward
Organisation: Royal Navy
Geater, Joseph
Age: about 35
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
George, Edward
Age: about 24
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Paymaster and Pursers Steward
Organisation: Royal Navy
Gibson, William
Age: about 25
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Subordinate Officer's Steward
Organisation: Royal Navy
Goddard, William
Age: about 42
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain of the Hold
Organisation: Royal Navy
Golding, Robert
Age: about 22
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: 1st Class Boy
Organisation: Royal Navy
Hammond, John
Age: about 31
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Private
Organisation: Royal Marines
Handford, John
Age: about 31
Date of Death: c. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Hart, James
Age:
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Leading Stoker
Organisation: Royal Navy
Hartwell, Thomas
Age: about 26
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Healey, Joshua
Age: about 32
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Private
Organisation: Royal Marines
Heather, William
Age: about 38
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Private
Organisation: Royal Marines
Hedges, William
Age: about 34
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Corporal
Organisation: Royal Marines
Hickey, Cornelius
Age: about 27
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Caulker's Mate
Organisation: Royal Navy
Hoar, Edmund
Age: about 26
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain's Steward
Organisation: Royal Navy
Honey, Samuel
Age: about 25
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Blacksmith
Organisation: Royal Navy
Hopcraft, Robert
Age: about 41
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Private
Organisation: Royal Marines
Jerry, William
Age: about 32
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Johns, Robert
Age: about 27
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Johnson, Charles
Age: about 31
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Johnson, William
Age: about 48
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Stoken
Organisation: Royal Navy
Johnson, Thomas
Age: about 31
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Boatswain's Mate
Organisation: Royal Navy
Jopson, Thomas
Age: about 30
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain's Steward
Organisation: Royal Navy
Kenley, John
Age: about 47
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Quartermaster
Organisation: Royal Navy
Kinnaird, George
Age: about 26
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Lawrence, Edwin
Age: about 33
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Leys, David
Age: about 30
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Lloyd, Henry
Age: about 29
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
MacDonald, David
Age: about 49
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Quartermaster
Organisation: Royal Navy
Male, Reuben
Age: about 30
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain of the Forecastle
Organisation: Royal Navy
Manson, Magnus
Age: about 31
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Mark, William
Age: about 36
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Leading Stoker
Organisation: Royal Navy
McConvey, Thomas
Age: about 27
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Morfin, John
Age: about 28
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Murray, John
Age: about 46
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Sailmaker
Organisation: Royal Navy
Orren, William
Age: about 37
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Paterson, Alexander
Age: about 34
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Corporal
Organisation: Royal Marines
Peglar, Henry
Age: about 40
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain of the Foretop
Organisation: Royal Navy
Pilkington, William
Age: about 31
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Private
Organisation: Royal Marines
Plater, Thomas
Age:
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: HMS Erebus, from Westminster, Middlesex
Organisation:
Pocock, Frances
Age: about 27
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Reddington, Philip
Age: about 31
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain of the Forecastle
Organisation: Royal Navy
Reed, William
Age: about 31
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Private
Organisation: Royal Marines
Rhodes, William
Age: about 35
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Quartermaster
Organisation: Royal Navy
Rigden, James
Age: about 34
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain's Coxswain
Organisation: Royal Navy
Sait, Henry
Age: about 26
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Seeley, Abraham
Age: about 37
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Shanks, William
Age: about 32
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Sims, David
Age:
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Sinclair, William
Age: about 33
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Sinclair, Robert
Age: about 28
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain of the Foretop
Organisation: Royal Navy
Smith, William
Age: about 31
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Blacksmith
Organisation: Royal Navy
Smith, Luke
Age: about 30
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Stoker
Organisation: Royal Navy
Strickland, John
Age: about 27
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Strong, William
Age: about 25
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Sullivan, John
Age: about 31
Date of Death: about 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain of the Maintop
Organisation: Royal Navy
Tadman, Thomas
Age: about 31
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Thompson, George
Age: about 30
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Tozer, Solomon
Age: about 37
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Sergeant
Organisation: Royal Marines
Walker, James
Age: about 32
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Wall, Richard
Age: about 48
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Ship's Cook
Organisation: Royal Navy
Watson, Thomas
Age: about 43
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Carpenter's mate
Organisation: Royal Navy
Wentzall, William
Age: about 36
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Wilks, Henry
Age: about 31
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Private
Organisation: Royal Marines
Williams, George
Age: about 38
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Wilson, Alexander
Age: about 30
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Carpenter's Mate
Organisation: Royal Navy
Wilson, John
Age: about 35
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain's Coxswain
Organisation: Royal Navy
Work, Thomas
Age: about 44
Date of Death: ca. 1848
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Young, David
Age:
Date of Death:
Cause of Death:
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: Includes list of names. Presented by Lady Franklin to the St Andrews Waterside Mission Church.
Bibliography: 'The Builder' October 19, 1872

Hospital Burial Ground, Haslar, Hampshire, England

Memorial in Hospital Burial Ground, Haslar, Hampshire dedicated to John Simpson. d. 1859

Location

Hospital Burial Ground, Haslar, Hampshire, England

Transcript

'Sacred to the memory of John Simpson Surgeon R.N. one of the surgeons of Haslar Hospital and Gosport. Youngest son of the late William Simpson of Larne County Antrim Ireland. The deceased spent five years in the Arctic Regions, serving in H.M.S. Plover, in the search for Sir John Franklin. He died at Haslar Hospital on the 29th of August 1859 aged 39. He also received a Medal for Services in the first China War 1845.'

Details

Vessel: HMS Plover

Event

First China War

Event Date

1839 – 1842

Event Category

19th century conflicts in Asia

People

Simpson, John
Age: 39
Date of Death: 29/8/1859
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Surgeon RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Naval Museum, Louvre, Paris, France

Memorial to Joseph Rene Bellot d. 1843, at Paris

Location

Naval Museum, Louvre, Paris, France

Transcript

'A / BELLOT / JOSEPH RENE, / Lieut. de vaisseau de la Marine Impériale / Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur:/Né à Paris le 18 Mars 1826, / who twice served as a volunteer in / the expeditions sent from England / to the Arctic Regions, and who when under / the command of Captain N. Inglefield. / of H.M.'s ship Phoenix, unhappily / perished amongst the ice on the 18th / August 1853 / Qui deux fois prit comme volon / taire à des expeditions envoyées d'Ang / leterre à / recherché de Sir John Franklin, et / qui, place sous le commandement du / Capitaine N. Inglefield, du bâtiment / de sa Majesté Britannique le Phenix, / perit malheuresement au milieu des / glaces, le 18 Août, 1853 / Cette tablet a été élevée à sa memoire par les Anglais residents en France.'

Details

Description: Royal arms of England and France above the inscription, an anchor between them, banners and clasped hands above.
Type: Memorial
Materials: Bronze
Artists: Courtney Boyle, Nicolas Guillemin
Vessel: HMS Phoenix

People

Bellot, Joseph Rene
Age:
Date of Death: 11/8/1853
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

Extra

Bibliography: 'Illustrated London News' (17 Feb 1855) p.156 (picture and inscription).

Church of St Thomas of Canterbury, Mumby, Lincolnshire, England

Gravestone in Mumby, Lincolnshire dedicated to Rehoboth Robinson d. 1906

Location

Church of St Thomas of Canterbury, Mumby, Lincolnshire, England

Transcript

'Sacred / to the memory of / REHOBOTH ROBINSON / Master Mariner / Born at Mumby Chapel / May 23 1831 / Died at Boston Oct 30 1906 / He served under Sir Edward Belcher in the search for Sir John Franklin 1852-1854, and was the last survivor of that expedition.'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Position: Churchyard

People

Robinson, Rehoboth
Age: 75
Date of Death: 30/10/1906
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Master mariner
Organisation:

Extra

Cathedral, Exeter, Devon, England

Sledge flag in Exeter Cathedral dedicated to Captain Robert Falcon Scott d. 1912

Location

Cathedral, Exeter, Devon, England

Transcript

'Above this tablet hangs the sledge flag carried on his first expedition by Captain Robert Falcon Scott R.N. C.V.O. of Outlands Devonport. Leader of the National Antarctic Expeditions of 1900-4, 1910-13. Who with four comrades perished from hunger and cold after reaching the South Pole in 1912, and is here commemorated as being not the least illustrious of those men of Devon who brought fame to their country and rendered service to the world. Their name liveth for evermore. This flag was presented by his mother'

Details

Type: Plaque and sledge flag

People

Scott, Robert Falcon
Age:
Date of Death: 3/1912
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain
Organisation: RN

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