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Hong Kong Cemetery, Hong Kong, China, Rest of the World

Memorial at Hong Kong Cemetery commemorating Edward Francis RN d. 1867

Location

Hong Kong Cemetery, Hong Kong, China, Rest of the World

Transcript

'Sacred / to the memory of / Edward Francis / Carpenter of H.M.S. / Perseus / who died at Hong Kong [?] / 12th September / 1867 / Erected by his shipmates...'

Details

Vessel: HMS Perseus

People

Francis, Edward
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 12/9/1867
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Carpenter
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Details amended.
Recorder: Christine Thomas

St Mary's Church, Newton Valence, Hampshire, England

Memorial at St Mary’s Church, Newton Valence commemorating Admiral George Durry Lempriere d. 1864

Location

St Mary's Church, Newton Valence, Hampshire, England

Transcript

'To Admiral George Durry Lempriere of Pelham Place / in this parish obit. 16th January 1864, Aged 70'

Details

Position: Over south door of nave

People

Lampriere, George Durry
Age: 70
Date of Death: 16/1/1864
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

St Mary's Church, Newton Valence, Hampshire, England

Memorial at St Mary’s Church, Newton Valence commemorating Admiral Thomas Dumaresq d. 1802

Location

St Mary's Church, Newton Valence, Hampshire, England

Transcript

'Thomas Dumaresq. Esq., Admiral of the Blue, / Obit. 18th July 1802, Aged 72'

Details

Description: Oval wall tablet with family arms.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: East wall

People

Dumaresq, Thomas
Age: 72
Date of Death: 18/7/1802
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Recorder: Mrs P. Exton

St Mary's Church, Clymping, West Sussex, England

Gravestone at St Mary’s Church, Clymping, West Sussex commemorating Captain John Whitley Dixon RN d. 1932

Location

St Mary's Church, Clymping, West Sussex, England

Transcript

'JOHN WHITLEY / DIXON / CAPTAIN ROYAL NAVY / BORN 7TH DECEMBER 1847 / DIED 17TH DECEMBER 1932'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Position: Chucrhyard
Materials: Stone

People

Dixon, John Whitley
Age: 85
Date of Death: 17/12/1932
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Captain
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Recorder: Kevin Page

Parish Church, Abercorn, West Lothian, Scotland

Memorial commemoration Captain Sir William Cunningham Cavendish Dalyell RN d. 1865 and Commander Osborne William Dalyell RN d. 1862

Location

Parish Church, Abercorn, West Lothian, Scotland

Transcript

‘IN MEMORY OF / SIR WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM CAVENDISH DALYELL BART. / CAPTAIN ROYAL NAVY DIED 14TH FEBY. 1865, AGED 80 YEARS / AND / DAME MARIA, HIS WIFE, DIED 20TH OCT. 1871 AGED 72 YEARS / ALSO OF THEIR CHILDREN / OSBORNE WILLIAM, COMMANDER ROYAL NAVY, KNIGHT / OF THE LEGION OF HONOR ETC DIED 22ND DECR. 1862, AGED 28 YEARS / AND / MARIA CHRISTINA, WIFE OF COLONEL CHARLES TAYLOR DU PLAT / ROYAL ARTILLERY, EQUERRY TO THE QUEEN / DIED 7TH APRIL 1867 AGED 41 YEARS / AND / SIR ROBERT ALEXANDER OSBORNE DALYELL BART. / DIED 21ST JANUARY 1886 AGED 64 YEARS’

Details

Description: Marble wall monument, the full family arms and motto 'RIGHT AND REASON' carved above a granite inscription tablet in a gothic surround.
Type: Wall monument
Position: Interior
Materials: Marble, granite

Event

Crimea War

Event Date

1853-56

Event Category

19th century conflicts in Asia

People

Dalyell, Frederick William Cunningham Cavendish
Age: 80
Date of Death: 14/2/1865
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain
Organisation: Royal Navy
Dalyell, Osborne William
Age: 28
Date of Death: 22/12/1862
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Commander
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Osborn William Dalyell gazetted for services in the Crimea War.

St Petroc's Church, South Brent, Devon, England

Wall tablet in St Petroc’s Church, South Brent, Devon to Rear-Admiral William Cuming d. 1824

Location

St Petroc's Church, South Brent, Devon, England

Transcript

''THY WILL BE DONE / SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF / ADMIRAL WILLIAM CUMING / WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE / JUNE THE XXTH MDCCCXXIV / AGED LXIV / AND OF / CATHERINE GRACE, HIS WIFE / WHO DIED XXXTH MARCH MDCCCXXVIII / AGED LXXI'

Details

Description: Marble wall tablet with relief of a mourning woman leaning over an urn, laurel branches behind the plinth; the inscription on a draped cloth below.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: Interior
Materials: Marble
Artists: Kendall of Exeter

Event

Battle of Copenhagen

Event Date

1801

Event Category

1803-1815 Napoleonic War

People

Cuming, William
Age: 64
Date of Death: 20/6/1824
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Rear Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Signed: KENDALL SCULPT EXON.
Bibliography: Peter Hore 'Nelson's Band of Brothers' (Barnsley, 2015) pp. 63-4
Recorder: Allan Pearsall

St Peter's Church, Broadstairs, Kent, England

Location

St Peter's Church, Broadstairs, Kent, England

Transcript

'SACRED / to the Memory of / GEORGE CULMER, Mariner / son of JOEL CULMER / by Anna Sandwell his wife, / Also of SIBYLLA his wife / daughter of Jno. Lister, / by Sibylla Tomlin his wife / ...ous Christian / ...children where 8 ...alia SIBYLLA, / ...LLA, JOHN, GEO. / ...JOEL & STEPHEN / [The right]eous shall be had / [in e]verlasting Remembrance [C]XII Psalm, P, of 6 verse'

Details

People

Culmer, George
Age: 50
Date of Death: 1742
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Mariner
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

Notes: George Culmer b. 1692 at Ramsgate (nonconformist). Died 1742 Broadstairs.
Recorder: The Arts Society (NADFAS)

St George's Church, Everton, Liverpool, Merseyside, England

Memorial at St George’s Church, Everton, Liverpool commemorating Captain James Coutts Crawford RN d. 1828

Location

St George's Church, Everton, Liverpool, Merseyside, England

Details

People

Crawford, James Coutts
Age: 67
Date of Death: 10/5/1828
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Captain
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Bibliography: From an MS in Liverpool Record Office compiled by James Gibson d. 1886, vol. iv p.461.
Recorder: Captain J. P. Brand

All Saints’ Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile at All Saints’ Church, Brightlingsea, Essex commemorating Henry Chaplin, d. 1911

Location

All Saints’ Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

‘Henry W. Chaplin / Aged 38 / Drowned off his smack ‘Majestic’ / off Newhaven / Dec 7th 1911 / Buried in this Churchyard.'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Majestic

People

Chaplin, Henry W.
Age: 38
Date of Death: 7/12/1911
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation: Unknown

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Caister Cemetery, Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk, England

Memorial at Caister Cemetery, Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk commemorating Thomas Harrington, RNR, d. 1919

Location

Caister Cemetery, Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk, England

Transcript

‘THOMAS HARRINGTON / SEAMAN RNR 5185/A / HMS ‘ORAMA’ / 25TH JUNE 1919 AGE 29 / GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.'

Details

Description: White memorial stone with foul anchor
Vessel: HMS ‘Orama'

Event

World War I

Event Date

1914 - 1918

People

Harrington, Thomas
Age: 29
Date of Death: 25/6/1919
Cause of Death: War Casulty
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy Reserves

Extra

Photographer: Pippa Lacey