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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 commemorating Rear-Admiral William Cuming RN, 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

Memorial at Broadstairs commemorating George Culmer d. 1742

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, England

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

Location

St George's Church, Everton, Liverpool, 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

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

Extra

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

Extra

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

Extra

Photographer: Pippa Lacey