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Cathedral, Chichester, West Sussex, England

Memorial in Chichester Cathedral to Admiral Swinton Colthurst Holland d. 1922

Location

Cathedral, Chichester, West Sussex, England

Details

Position: Sailor's Chapel west wall

People

Swinton, Colhurst Holland
Age:
Date of Death: 8/6/1922
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Born 1844.

Victoria Park, Portsmouth, England

Memorial commemorating Royal Naval casualties during the Boxer Rebellion at Victoria Park Portsmouth

Location

Victoria Park, Portsmouth, England

Transcript

[Top] 'TAKU FORTS, TIENTSIN, DEFENCE OF LEGATIONS, PEKIN' [Front base] 'H.M.S. ORLANDO / NORTH CHINA 1900 / Commander P.H. WRIGHT, died of wounds received at Tientsin / KILLED SIR E SEYMOUR'S COLUMN W. GINGELL Srgt R.M.L.I. / N.BERRY Ord. / KILLED AT TIENTSIN / J.W. JOHNSON Lt. SMm / R. WHEELER A.B. / H. MILLS A.B. / F. HUSSEY A.B. / E. CRADDOCK A.B. / N.ROBINSON Pte R.M.L.I. / Legation guard died of wounds / A.G.SAWYER Pte R.M.L.I.' [Left top] 'FORTITER DEFENDIT TRIUMPHANS' [Left base] 'This bell was taken / At the capture of the North West Fort, Taku / June 17 1900 / And brought home by H.M.S. ORLANDO. / The memorial is erected by the / Officers and Men / In memory of their comrades / Who lost their lives / During the commission'. [Top] 'PERPETUAL FELICITY ACHIEVED' Bottom 'Come pleasant weather and gentle rain / The empire happy at peace again' [Top right] ' H.M.S. ORLANDO / 1899-1902 [Bottom] 'CAPTAIN JAMES T. BURKE C.B. DIED AT SEA 12th May 1902 / Mr E.A. GOVETT, Midshipman / BENJ. GREEN Chief Stoker / E.C. HOLLOWAY P.O. 2nd Cl. / R.J. HALLS A.B. / J. HARDING Stoker / W. SNELGROVE Ord. / F. J. BOULTON Boy'.

Details

Description: Bell in a pagoda-shaped monument, the roof supported by four columns.
Type: Bell; temple
Materials: granite, stone
Vessel: HMS Orlando

Event

Boxer Rebellion

People

Berry, N.
Age:
Date of Death: 1900
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Ordinary Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Boulton, F. J.
Age:
Date of Death: 1899-1902
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Boy
Organisation: Royal Navy
Burke, James H. T.
Age:
Date of Death: 12/5/1902
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy
Craddock, E.
Age:
Date of Death: 1900
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Gingell, W.
Age:
Date of Death: 1900
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Sergeant
Organisation: Royal Marine Light Infantry
Govett, E. A.
Age:
Date of Death: 1899-1902
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Midshipman RN
Organisation: Royal Navy
Green, Benjamin
Age:
Date of Death: 1899-1902
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Chief Stoker
Organisation: Royal Navy
Halls, R. J.
Age:
Date of Death: 1899-1902
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Harding, J.
Age:
Date of Death: 1899-1902
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Stoker
Organisation: Royal Navy
Holloway, E. C.
Age:
Date of Death: 1899-1902
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Petty Officer 2nd class
Organisation: Royal Navy
Hussey, F.
Age:
Date of Death: 1900
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Johnson, J.W.
Age:
Date of Death: 1900
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:
Mills, H.
Age:
Date of Death: 1900
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Robinson, N.
Age:
Date of Death: 1900
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Private
Organisation: Royal Marine Light Infantry
Sawyer, A.G.
Age:
Date of Death: 1900
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Private
Organisation: Royal Marine Light Infantry
Snelgrove, W.
Age:
Date of Death: 1899-1902
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Ordinary Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Wheeler, R.
Age:
Date of Death: 1900
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: Chinese bell taken at the capture of the North West Taku fort June 17th 1900. The bell was repatriated in 2005 and a Chinese-made replacement was substituted.
Photographer: B. Tomlinson

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

Memorial in Hong Kong Cemetery commemorating David  Kirk d. 1910

Location

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

Transcript

'Sacred to the memory of DAVID KIRK, a native of the Dundee, Engineer of S.S. 'Haiyang', who died 27th February 1910, aged 25 years. He was a beloved son of his mother. Erected by his friends as a token of their respect for his many sterling qualities'

Details

Description: Headstone with kerbs.
Type: Gravestone
Vessel: SS Haiyang

People

Kirk, David
Age: 25
Date of Death: 27/2/1910
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Engineer
Organisation:

Extra

Recorder: Christine Thomas

St Cyriac's Church, Lacock, Wiltshire, England

Wall tablet at St Cyriac’s Church, Lacock commemorating  Captain James Montagu RN d. 1794

Location

St Cyriac's Church, Lacock, Wiltshire, England

Transcript

'TO THE MEMORY / OF JAMES MONTAGU, ESQ. / THIRD SON OF / ADMIRAL JOHN MONTAGU, COMMANDER OF HIS / MAJESTY'S SHIP / MONTAGUE, / WHO FELL, GLORIOUSLY / FIGHTING FOR HIS COUNTRY, / IN THE ACTION BETWEEN / EARL HOWE AND THE FRENCH FLEET, / OFF USHANT / ON THE 1 JUNE, 1794; IN THE / 43 YEAR OF HIS AGE / AND HIS REMAINS / WERE COMMITTED / TO THE DEEP'

Details

Description: Oval.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: South chapel east wall
Materials: White and grey marble

Event

Battle of the Glorious First of June

Event Date

1794

Event Category

1793-1802 French Revolutionary War

People

Montagu, James
Age: 42
Date of Death: 1/6/1794
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: DOSSIER.

All Saints Cemetery, Galle, Sri Lanka, Rest of the World

Memorial at All Saints Cemetery, Galle, Sri Lanka commemorating John Richards d. 1888

Location

All Saints Cemetery, Galle, Sri Lanka, Rest of the World

Transcript

'In memory of John Richards of Newport, Pembroke, Wales late Chief Officer SS Shakespeare who died at sea off this port 18 May 1888. Age 41 years. Erected by Captain and officers'

Details

Vessel: SS Shakespeare

People

Richards, John
Age:
Date of Death: 18/5/1888
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Chief Officer
Organisation:

Extra

Beaminster, Devon, England

Gravestone in Beaminster, Devon commemorating George Tizzard d. 1864

Location

Beaminster, Devon, England

Transcript

'IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF ROBERT TIZZARD WHO DIED NOV 18 1882 AGED 77 YEARS ALSO OF ELIZABETH HIS BELOVED WIFE WHO DIED MARCH 13 1855 AGED 40 YEARS. ALSO OF ALFRED ELDEST SON OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED SEPT 21 1868 AGED 40 YEARS ALSO OF GEORGE THEIR YOUNGEST SON WHO DIED AT SEA AND WAS BURIED IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN JAN 9 1864 AGED 21 YEARS' [Footstone] 'RT 1882 ET 1855 AT1868 GT 1864'

Details

Type: Gravestone

People

Tizzard, George
Age: 21
Date of Death: 9/1/1864
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: Also of Robert Tizzard. d. 1882

St Laurence's Church, Upminster, Essex, England

Wall tablet in St Laurence’s Church, Upminster, dedicated to George Hyla Holden d. 1846

Location

St Laurence's Church, Upminster, Essex, England

Transcript

'IN MEMORY OF / GEORGE HYLA HOLDEN, / MIDSHIPMAN OF H.M.S. VESUVIUS, WHO, WITH TEN OF THE CREW, FELL / THE VICTIM OF MALIGNANT FEVER / IN THE GULPH OF MEXICO, / AUGUST 1ST 1846 IN THE 18TH YEAR OF HIS AGE'

Details

Type: Wall tablet
Position: Nave south wall
Materials: Marble, slate
Artists: King
Vessel: HMS Vesuvius

People

Holden, George Hyla
Age: 17
Date of Death: 1/8/1846
Cause of Death: Infectious disease
Rank / Occupation: Midshipman RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: DOSSIER.
Recorder: The Arts Society (NADFAS)

Westoe Cemetery, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England

Memorial at Westoe Cemetery, South Shields commemorating mariners lost at sea 1840-1868

Location

Westoe Cemetery, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England

Details

People

Cleet, Robert
Age: 32
Date of Death: 25/3/1842
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Master mariner
Organisation:
Colledge, Joshua
Age: 23?
Date of Death: 20/11/1864
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:
Denham, George Thomas
Age: 36
Date of Death: 1863
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Master mariner.
Organisation:
Gibson, William
Age: 34
Date of Death: 12/1843
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Master mariner
Organisation:
Parkin, Thomas
Age: 27
Date of Death: 1851
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation:
Pearson, Robert
Age:
Date of Death: 3/1860
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:
Stobbart, William
Age: 40
Date of Death: 20/8/1840
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:
Turner, Thomas
Age: 17
Date of Death: 1/9/1868
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:
Webster, David
Age: 31
Date of Death: 1862
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: Lost at sea.

St Mary's Church, Tedburn St Mary, Plymouth, England

Memorial at St Mary’s Church, Tedburn St Mary, Plymouth commemorating the Reverend Charles Burne d. 1859

Location

St Mary's Church, Tedburn St Mary, Plymouth, England

Transcript

'Sacred / TO THE MEMORY OF THE / REVD. CHARLES BURNE / WHO DIED ON THE 24th SEPTEMBER / 1859 AGED 75 YEARS / HE WAS RECTOR OF THIS PARISH 44 YEARS / AND WAS GREATLY BELOVED AND / RESPECTED BY HIS PARISHIONERS / AND DEEPLY LAMENTED / BY HIS FAMILY AND LARGE CIRCLE OF FRIENDS / HE WAS SENIOR CHAPLAIN / IN THE ROYAL NAVY AND WAS PRESENT AT / THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR IN H.M.S. NEPTUNE / AND OBTAINED THE MEDAL / AWARDED FOR THAT MEMORABLE VICTORY / ALSO / TO THE MEMORY OF ELIZABETH / HIS WIFE WHO DIED JUNE 22nd 1877' [Small floor slab by altar screen] 'Sacred to the memory of the Rev. Charles Burne who / died on the 24th of September 1859 aged 75 years'

Details

Position: North aisle
Vessel: HMS Neptune

Event

Battle of Trafalgar

Event Date

1805

Event Category

1803-1815 Napoleonic War

People

Burne, Charles
Age: 75
Date of Death: 24/9/1859
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Chaplain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Bibliography: Graham Dean and Keith Evans 'Nelson's Heroes' (Norwich, 1994) p. 39.

Shore of Menai Strait just west of Britannia Bridge, Anglesey, Anglesey, Wales

A tower on the Anglesey shores of the Menai Strait commemorating Admiral Horatio Nelson d. 1805

Location

Shore of Menai Strait just west of Britannia Bridge, Anglesey, Anglesey, Wales

Transcript

[East and west sides] 'Fell at Trafalgar 1805' 'England expects that every man will do his duty'

Details

Description: A square stone tower with an open doorway on north side with an access ladder inside which leads to a walkway round an octagonal of dressed stone about 9' high. Above a round plinth with the words 'Nelson' on seaward side, on landward 'Clarence Paget,Sculptor 1873'. Above this a stone statue of Nelson (sword now broken). Large slate 'windows' in three sides of the stone tower. On the east and west sides large inscription 'Fell at Trafalgar 1805'. On seaward side 'England expects that every man will do his duty.'
Type: Tower
Date Erected: 1873
Artists: C. Paget

Event

Battle of Trafalgar

Event Date

1805

Event Category

1803-1815 Napoleonic War

People

Nelson, Horatio
Age: 47
Date of Death: 21/10/1805
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Vice Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Erected as a sea mark.
Bibliography: Colin White (editor) 'The Nelson Companion' (Portsmouth,1995) p. 141.