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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

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Photographer: Pippa Lacey

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

Memorial at Caister Cemetery, Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk commemorating Walter Haylett d. 1936

Location

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

Transcript

‘In ever loving memory of / WALTER EDWIN HAYLETT / One of the Crew of Caister Lifeboat for 40 years / and Survivor of the 1901 disaster. / Died June 9th 1936 Aged 60 Years / Life’s work well done, then comes rest. // Also WALTER ERIC, / Beloved of the Above / Died Feb 19th 1918. Aged 18 Years.'

Details

Description: White marble headstone with carving of sailing ship with full sails.
Type: Headstone
Materials: marble

People

Haylett, Walter Edwin
Age: 60
Date of Death: 9/6/1936
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboat Crew
Organisation: Caister Lifeboat

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Photographer: Pippa Lacey

St Mary’s Church, Baconsthorpe, Norfolk, England

Memorial at St Mary’s Church, Baconsthorpe, Norfolk, commemorating Sir William Heydon, d. 1592

Location

St Mary’s Church, Baconsthorpe, Norfolk, England

Transcript

‘D.G.H. MILITI GENEROSISSIMO. / NORF ADMIRALLIO QUONDAM & SUMMO VICECOMIT / LEGATO CONSULARI, ET IRENARCHAE. / D. ANNA H. UXOR. D.G. WOODHOUS MILITIS FILIA. / SUSPIRANS, & SPERANS, CONIUGALE HOC MONUMENTUM / SACROSANCTI AMORIS ERGO. / VIVENS POSUIT.’

‘VIVIT ANOS QUINQUAGINTA TRES MENSES OUATUOR / OBIT DECIMO NONO MESIS MARTII A:D 1593.'

Translation: ‘To Sir William Heydon a most noble Knight of Norfolk, once Admiral and High Sherif, Justice of the Peace - Lady Anne Heydon, his wife, daughter of Sir G Woodhouse, Knight, longing and hoping, has during her lifetime placed this monument in token of her faithful and undying love.
He lived fifty and three years and four months. Died on the 19th day of the month of March 1593.'

Details

Type: Wall memorial
Position: South aisle
Materials: Alabaster

People

Heydon, Sir William
Age: c. 53
Date of Death: 14/03/1593
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Admiral
Organisation: Admiralty Jurisdiction

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Notes: The Heydon Memorial is unusual in that Sir William Heydon and his wife, Anne Woodhouse face south and not east. According to the Church History and Guide ‘... it seems likely that the memorial was made for the chancel but proved too large and was subsequently moved to the south aisle.’

Bibliography: St Mary’s Church, Baconsthorpe, A History & Guide, Richard Youngs 1972 and Emma Youngs 2018.

Photographer: Pippa Lacey

All Saints’ Church, Bodham, Norfolk, England

Memorial wall plaque at All Saints’ Church, Bodham, Norfolk, commemorating Willam Gillhespy, RN, d. 1972

Location

All Saints’ Church, Bodham, Norfolk, England

Transcript

‘Of your charity remember before God / WILLIAM EDWARD GILLHESPY Royal Navy, / who died in 1972 aged 67, / and his wife / DORA OLIVE / who died in 1977 at the age of 82 years, / whose generous bequest enabled the nave / and tower to be restored in 1978.'

Details

Description: Slate tablet with gold lettering
Type: Wall tablet
Position: South wall
Materials: Slate

People

Gillhespy, William Edward
Age: 67
Date of Death: 1972
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Unknown
Organisation: Royal Navy

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Photographer: Pippa Lacey

All Saints’ Church, Bodham, Norfolk, England

Memorial wall tablet at All Saints’ Church, Bodham, Norfolk commemorating Lieutenant Commander Rev Evan Davies, RN d. 1974

Location

All Saints’ Church, Bodham, Norfolk, England

Transcript

‘In grateful remembrance for the life of / LIEUTENANT COMMANDER THE REVEREND / EVAN BURNABY DAVIES, Royal Navy, / the beloved and devoted print of this parish / who died in office July 1974 / Aged 54.'

Details

Description: Slate wall tablet with gold lettering
Type: Wall tablet
Position: South wall
Materials: Slate

People

Davies, Evan Burnaby
Age: 54
Date of Death: 7/1974
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant Commander
Organisation: Royal Navy

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Photographer: Pippa Lacey

Holy Trinity Church, Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk, England

Memorial wall tablet in Holy Trinity Church, Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk commemorating William Clowes,

Location

Holy Trinity Church, Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk, England

Transcript

’S.M. / of THOMAS CLOWES Esqr. / many years an inhabitant of this Parish / of Caister / who died March 1st 1857. Aged 84 Years. / Also of / HANNAH his beloved wife / who died Nov 23rd 1827. Aged 49 Years. / and / of their four children / WILLIAM / who was lost on a voyage to China / Aged 18 Years / EDWARD CHURCH / who died June 21st 1829. Aged 21 Years. / EMMA / who died Septr. 8th 1840. Aged 27 Years / GEORGE ANSON. / who died at Calcutta Augt 13th 1842 / Aged 24 Years. / / He that hath the son hath life. / He that hath not the son of God hath no life. / 1 John V.12.'

Details

Description: Wall tablet
Type: Wall tablet
Materials: Marble

People

Clowes, William
Age: 18
Date of Death: Unknown
Cause of Death: Lost at sea
Rank / Occupation: Unknown
Organisation: Unknown

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Photographer: Pippa Lacey

Holy Trinity Church, Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk, England

Memorial cross at Holy Trinity Church, Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk commemorating Gerald Hilliard, RN, d. 1915

Location

Holy Trinity Church, Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk, England

Details

Position: Lady Chapel
Materials: Brass

Event

World War I

Event Date

1915

People

Hilliard, Gerald William
Age: 30
Date of Death: 8/9/1915
Cause of Death: War Casulty
Rank / Occupation: Flight Sub-Lieutenant
Organisation: Royal Navy

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Photographer: Pippa Lacey

Holy Trinity Church, Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk, England

Memorial window at Holy Trinity Church, Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk dedicated to Reverend Edward Robson, RN, d. 1914

Location

Holy Trinity Church, Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk, England

Transcript

‘The Window and Altar of the Lady Chapel / were presented in memory of / Edward Gleadhill Uphill Robson / Chaplain / who perished in H.M.S. Aboukir when sunk / by enemy submarines on Sept 22nd 1914. / By relations and friends / R.I.P.'

Details

Type: Window and plaque
Position: Lady Chapel
Materials: Glass, wood
Vessel: HMS Aboukir

Event

World War I

Event Date

1914

People

Robson, Edward Gleadhill Uphill
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 22/9/1914
Cause of Death: War Casulty
Rank / Occupation: Chaplain
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: It is not clear which window the plaque refers to. The window above the Lady Chapel altar has an image of Christ with a lamb on his shoulders. This window inscription reads: ‘I lay down my life for the sheep.’ Below is a dedication: ‘To the Glory of God and in memory of Thomas Fairfax Uphill Robson, Record and Patron. Died 1956.’

Photographer: Pippa Lacey

Holy Trinity Church, Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk, England

Location

Holy Trinity Church, Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk, England

Transcript

‘The figure of OUR LADY and CHILD / in this Chapel was Presented / in Memory of / CHARLES JOHN BROWN / who perished in H.M. Trawler ’Thomas Stratten’ / which was struck by a mine on Oct. 20th 1917, / By his Mother ALICE MARY BROWN / R.I.P.'

Details

Description: Wood plaque
Type: Plaque
Position: On wall outside Lady Chapel
Materials: Wood
Vessel: Thomas Stratten

Event

World War I

Event Date

1917

People

Brown, Charles John
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 20/10/1917
Cause of Death: War Casulty
Rank / Occupation: Unknown
Organisation: Unknown

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Photographer: Pippa Lacey