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Church of St Peter and St Paul, Blandford Forum, Dorset, England

Brass plate in Church of St Peter and St Paul, Blandford Forum, Dorset, dedicated to George Vince d. 1902

Location

Church of St Peter and St Paul, Blandford Forum, Dorset, England

Transcript

'Erected by his shipmates, schoolfellows and friends to the memory of George Vince AB RN of the exploring ship Discovery a member of the expedition to the Antarctic Regions under Captain Robert F Scott RN born at Blandford Sept 20 1880. Died by a fall over an ice cliff into the sea at Ross Island March 11 1902 the only member of his ship's company who lost his life'

Details

Type: Plate
Materials: Brass
Vessel: Discovery

People

Vince, George
Age:
Date of Death: 11/3/1902
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Bibliography: J.D. Spinney 'Some Naval Memorials in Dorset', 'Mariner's Mirror' vol. 73, p. 195 (Greenwich, 1987).

Fort Brockhurst, Gosport, Hampshire, England

Memorial in Fort Brockhurst, Gosport, Hampshire commemorating Commander Wyatt Rawson RN d. 1882

Location

Fort Brockhurst, Gosport, Hampshire, England

Transcript

'SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF [Gothic script] / WYATT RAWSON / COMMANDER ROYAL NAVY AND NAVAL A.D.C. TO / GENERAL SIR G. WOLSELEY, G.C.B. / HE FELL WHILE ACTING AS GUIDE / TO THE / SECOND DIVISION AT THE BATTLE OF TEL-EL-KEBIR, EGYPT, / 13 SEPTEMBER, 1882 / AGED 29. / HE SERVED IN THE ASHANTEE WAR, 1873-4, / AND IN THE / ARCTIC EXPEDITION, 1875-6 / THIS TABLET IS ERECTED AS A TOKEN OF AFFECTION AND ESTEEM / BY LORD WOLSELEY AND THE MEMBERS OF THE PERSONAL STAFF'

Details

Position: English Heritage Store
Vessel: HMS Carthage

Event

The Anglo-Egyptian War

Event Date

1882 - 1889

Event Category

19th century conflicts in Africa

People

Rawson, Wyatt
Age:
Date of Death: 13/9/1882
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Commander RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Born 27/8/1853. Died on board HMS 'Carthage' in Malta Harbour and buried at Bighi cemetery. DOSSIER. The memorial damaged in January 1941 and removed from its original location in the Garrison Church, Portsmouth. Sighted at Fort Brockhurst January 2004 by Tim Backhouse.
Bibliography: Geoffrey Rawson 'Life of Admiral Sir Harry Rawson' (London, 1914) p. 277; Frederic Boase 'Modern English Biography' (London, 1965).