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Custom House Square, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Memorial Calder Fountain at Custom House Square, Belfast, commemorating Commander Frances Anderson Calder, RN d. 1855

Location

Custom House Square, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Transcript

‘Erected by Public Subscription / As a Memorial of the labours of / FRANCIS ANDERSON CALDER, COMMANDER. R.N., / In the cause of humanity / and to whom is mainly to be attributed the erection, between the / years of 1843 and 1855 of ten water-troughs for the use of Cattle in / BELFAST. / AD 1859 "The Righteous man regardeth the life of his beast.’
‘Erected by Public Subscription / In commemoration of / FRANCIS ANDERSON CALDER, COMMANDER. R.N., / Founder of the Belfast Society for the Prevention of Cruelty / to Animals, and for twenty years its active Honorary Secretary. / AD 1859 “Blessed are the merciful.”

Details

Description: A rectangular stone water fountain for both animals and people. A stone water trough of each long side for cattle. A smaller water basin at each of the shorter sides for people.

Vessel: Merlin; Tremendous

Event

Napoleonic Wars

People

Calder, Francis Anderson
Age: 68
Date of Death: 11/1855
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Commander
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Calder joined the Navy in 1803 as a midshipman. He became a Lieutenant in 1811, during the Napoleon Wars. In 1815, when the wars ended, Calder’s navy career was cut short. He was promoted to Commander in 1853.

Calder was a passionate promoter of animals rights and founded what is now the USPCA.
Photographer: Pippa Lacey

St Nicholas' Church, Blakeney, Norfolk

Memorial plaque at St Nicholas’ Church, Blakeney, Norfolk commemorating Lieutenant Pirie Monement, RN, d. 1923

Location

St Nicholas' Church, Blakeney, Norfolk

Transcript

'TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND TO THE BELOVED MEMORY OF / PIRIE RONALDSON WILLIAM MONEMENT, LIEUT RN / THIS WINDOW IS GIVEN BY HIS AUNTS MARGARET J PERRY / AND ETHEL G BOLITHO. / I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.'

Details

Description: Brass plaque referring to the stained glass window M1343.
Vessel: HMS Invincible; HMS Irresistible

People

Monement, Pirie Ronaldson William
Age: 25
Date of Death: 27/07/1923
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

St Nicholas' Church, Blakeney, Norfolk

Memorial window in St Nicholas’ Church, Blakeney, Norfolk dedicated to Lieutenant Pirie Monement, RN, d. 1923

Location

St Nicholas' Church, Blakeney, Norfolk

Transcript

Left-hand window: '27th JULY 1898' Central window: 'PIRIE R W MONEMENT RN' Right-hand window: '23 DEC 1923'

Lower left-hand roundel: 'Upon the face of the waters, the spirit of God moved'

Lower right-hand roundel: 'And there was no more sea'

Details

Description: Stained-glass window with three lights. The central upper light shows Christ talking to the fishermen. In the central lower light Christ walks on the water, his right hand pointing towards four disciples who are in their fishing boat on rough seas. Christ reassures them not be afraid. Two seagull fly nearby. Above the scene is the Christogram IHS.

The upper left-hand light features St Margaret of Antioch and the upper right-hand light depicts St Nicholas. In the lower left-hand light is a roundel representing the holy spirit as a white dove. The lower right-hand roundel features a ship sailing at night. Also emblems of HMS Irresistible and HMS Inflexible.


Vessel: HMS Irresistible; HMS Invincible

People

Monement, Pirie Ronaldson William
Age: 25
Date of Death: 27/07/1923
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Below the window is a brass plaque with dedication to Lieutenant Monement, see M6480

Photographer: Pippa Lacey

St Nicholas' Church, Blakeney, Norfolk

Memorial plaque at St Nicholas’ Church, Blakeney, Norfolk, commemorating William E King, RN, d. 1914 and George A King, RN d. 1917

Location

St Nicholas' Church, Blakeney, Norfolk

Transcript

'Sacred to the memory of / Warrant Officer WILLIAM E KING, R.N. / killed on board H.M.S. Bulwark / 26th Nov 1914. Age 39 Years / Also his brother / Warrant Officer GEORGE A KING, R.N. / Drowned from HM Destroyer 'Crusader' / Dover Patrol 21st Jan. 1917. Age 32 Years. / Their Duty Nobly Done.'

Details

Vessel: HMS Bulwark, HM Destroyer Crusader

Event

World War I

People

King, William E
Age: 39
Date of Death: 26/11/1914
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Warrant Officer
Organisation: Royal Navy
King, George A
Age: 39
Date of Death: 21/01/1917
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Warrant Officer
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Photographer: Pippa Lacey

St Margaret's Church, Cley-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Memorial at St Margaret’s Church, Cley-next-the-Sea, Norfolk commemorating John Ellis, d.1836

Location

St Margaret's Church, Cley-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Transcript

'In Memory of / JOHN ELLIS many years / Comptroller of His / Magesty's Customs / at this Port / who departed this Life / the 12 of August 1836 / Aged 67 Years. / Also MARTHA his beloved wife / who died on the 30. / Day of Dec. / 1811 / Aged 41 Years. / MARY their Daughter who died the 22 Day / of Dec. 1822 Aged 25 Years / Also LYDIA STURLEY & THO-WILL / Children of the above / who died ....

Details

People

Ellis, John
Age: 67
Date of Death: 12/08/1836
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Comptroller of Customs
Organisation: HM Customs

Extra

Photographer: Helen Payne

St Margaret's Church, Cley-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Memorial at St Margaret’s Church, Cley-next-the-Sea, Norfolk commemorating John Waller d. 1860

Location

St Margaret's Church, Cley-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Transcript

'IN / MEMORY OF / John Waller, / Master Mariner, / who died December 6th / 1860, Aged 28 years. / His end was peace / Also Hannah Waller / Daughter of the above / who died March 12th / 1861, Aged 3 Years / and 6 months.

Details

Type: Headstone
Position: Churchyard

People

Waller, John
Age: 28
Date of Death: 06/12/1860
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Master Mariner
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

Photographer: Helen Payne

All Saints Church, Milford on Sea, Hampshire, England

Window at All Saints Church, Milford on Sea, Hampshire commemorating Admirals Robert Man d. 1813, William Cornwallis d. 1819, John Peyton d. 1809 and Captain John Whitby d. 1896

Location

All Saints Church, Milford on Sea, Hampshire, England

Transcript

'Admiral / Robert Man / 1745-1813', 'Admiral / Sir William Cornwallis / 1744-1819','Rear Admiral / John Peyton / 1757-1809', 'Captain / John Whitby / 1774-1806' [On scroll] 'With fame and honour and respect well blest / Midst Milford's lichen'd graves they now may rest'

Details

Description: Red ensign, flying above a shore with the names of the four officers on a surrounding round blue band.
Type: Window
Materials: Glass
Date Erected: 2019

Event Category

1793-1802 French Revolutionary War, 1803-1815 Napoleonic Wars

People

Peyton, John
Age: 56
Date of Death: 2/8/1809
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Rear-Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy
Man, Robert
Age: 68
Date of Death: 21/9/1813
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy
Cornwallis, William
Age: 75
Date of Death: 5/7/1819
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy
Whitby, John
Age: 32
Date of Death: 7/4/1806
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Captain
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Recorder: Patricia Barber 2019
Photographer: Patricia Barber

All Saints Church, Milford on Sea, Hampshire, England

Plaque at All Saints Church, Milford on Sea, Hampshire commemorating Commander John Ouvry RN d. 1993

Location

All Saints Church, Milford on Sea, Hampshire, England

Transcript

‘Commander John Ouvry DSO RN / 1896-1993 / In commemoration of a brave and / gallant naval officer who / left behind a lasting legacy / in rendering safe mines and / explosive devices. / He and his wife Lorna / were much / beloved members of this / church community’

Details

Type: Plaque
Position: Interior
Materials: Brass

Event Category

1939-1945 Second World War

People

Ouvry, John Garnault Delahaize
Age: 96
Date of Death: 19/2/1993
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Commander
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: In 1939, Ouvry led a small team which successfully dismantled a completely new type of German mine in order to find out how it worked. For this action he was awarded the DSO.
Recorder: Patricia Barber 2019
Photographer: Patricia Barber

All Saints Church, Milford on Sea, Hampshire, England

Memorial in All Saints Church, Milford on Sea, Hampshire commemorating Rear-Admiral John Payton d. 1809

Location

All Saints Church, Milford on Sea, Hampshire, England

Transcript

‘SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF / JOHN PEYTON ESQRE. / A REAR ADMIRAL OF THE RED SQUADRON / OF HIS MAJESTY’S FLEET. / HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE / AUGUST 2ND A.D. 1809 / AGED 56 YEARS. / HE COMMANDED HIS MAJESTY’S SLOOP THE DEFENCE, OF 74 GUNS, / AT THE EVER MEMORABLE BATTLE OF THE NILE, / ON THE IST OF AUGUST 1798, AND WAS CONSIDERED WITH / ESTEEM AND RESPECT, ON THAT, AS ON ALL OTHER OCCASSIONS / AN HONOUR TO THE PROFESSION TO WHICH HE BELONGED. / LET THOSE WHO KNEW HIM BEST, SPEAK ALL THAT HE WAS, / IN THE DIFFERENT RELATIONS OF DOMESTIC LIFE! / HOW BELOVED, HOW RESPECTED, BY THOSE MOST INTIMATELY / CONNECTED WITH HIM. HE LIVED! AND WHEN IT PLEASED / THE ALMIGHTY TO CALL HIM TO A BETTER WORLD / HOW SINCERELY MOURNED! / THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY HIS MEMORY / BY HIS WIDOW, / AS A SINCERE; THOUGH INADIQUATE MARK / OF HER AFFECTION!’

Details

Description: Marble wall tablet, on oval mount. A draped urn above, shield of arms and crest below.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: Interior
Materials: Marble
Vessel: HMS Defence

Event

Battle of the Nile

Event Date

1798

Event Category

1793-1802 French Revolutionary War

People

Peyton, John
Age: 56
Date of Death: 2/8/1809
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Rear-Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Restored by the 1805 Club in 2019.

All Saints Church, Milford on Sea, Hampshire, England

Ledger at All Saints Church, Milford on Sea, Hampshire commemorating Admiral Robert Man d. 1813

Location

All Saints Church, Milford on Sea, Hampshire, England

Transcript

'ROBT. MAN Esqr. / Admiral of the Red / Obt. 21st. Sepr 1813 / AET. 68 Years'.

Details

Description: Ledger
Type: Ledger
Position: Inside the door.
Materials: Stone

People

Man, Robert
Age: 68
Date of Death: 21/9/1813
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Recorder: Patricia Barber 2109
Photographer: Patricia Barber