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St Mary's Church, Penzance, Cornwall, England

Memorial in Penzance, Cornwall dedicated to Commander Richard Davies RN d. 1846

Location

St Mary's Church, Penzance, Cornwall, England

Transcript

'Sacred / to the memory / of / Richard Longfield Davies / of Ridinnick House, Penzance / Commander in the Royal Navy / who departed this life / May the 1st 1846 / in the 70th year of his age / a brave officer / and a sincere christian'

Details

Position: North wall

People

Davies, Richard Longfield
Age: 70
Date of Death: 1/5/1846
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Commander RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

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Ballyhalbert Old Graveyard, Ballyhalbert, County Down, Northern Ireland

Memorial at Ballyhalbert Old Graveyard, Ballyhalbert, County Down, Northern Ireland commemorating Thomas Warnock, d. 1837

Location

Ballyhalbert Old Graveyard, Ballyhalbert, County Down, Northern Ireland

Transcript

'In memory of Thomas WARNOCK who was killed by a fall in the brig 'Rowena' at Belfast March 18 1837 aged 24 years'

Details

Vessel: Rowena

People

Warnock, Thomas
Age: 24
Date of Death: 18/3/1837
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Unknown
Organisation: Unknown

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North Front Cemetery, Gibraltar, Rest of the World

Memorial in North Front Cemetery, Gibraltar Alexander Thirde RN d. 1909

Location

North Front Cemetery, Gibraltar, Rest of the World

Details

Position: Grave 1490
Vessel: HMS Albemarle

People

Thirde, Alexander
Age: 29
Date of Death: 21/1/1909
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Leading Shipwright
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Son of the late John Third Carpenter Kingston and son of Mrs Horne Burnside Garmouth (or Yarmouth) verse erected by his shipmates.

St Leonard's Church, Butleigh, Somerset, England

Vault at St Leonard’s Church, Butleigh, Somerset commemorating Captain Alexander Hood RN d. 1798

Location

St Leonard's Church, Butleigh, Somerset, England

Transcript

'IN MEMORY OF ALEXANDER HOOD ESQR, CAPTAIN ROYAL NAVY / WHO (WHILST COMMANDING H.M.S. MARS OF 74 GUNS / ON THE NIGHT OF THE 21ST APRIL 1798) / LASHING HIS SHIP TO THE ENEMY / FOUGHT AND CONQUERED, AFTER A DESPERATE ACTION / THE FRENCH SHIP L'HERCULE OF EQUAL FORCE / AND IN THE MOMENT OF VICTORY FELL GLORIOUSLY'

Details

Description: Classical dentilated Doric entablature with triglyphs and carved flowers on the frieze (similar to sarcophagus of Cornelius Lucius Scipio Barbatus).
Type: Vault
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Stone
Vessel: HMS Mars, Hercules

Event

1793-1802 French Revolutionary War

People

Hood, Alexander
Age:
Date of Death: 21/4/1798
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Captain Alexander Hood and Sir Alexander Hood are buried in the Periam vault in the churchyard. Their hatchments are in the church. Inscription commemorating Captain Alexander Hood on the South face of the memorial over the vault, his father in law, mother in law and his wife are commemorated on the North face as is Admiral Lord Hood of Avalon, Captain Alexander's son Sir Alexander Hood Bt. is on the East face of the tomb.

St Mildred's Church, Whippingham, Isle of Wight, England

Memorial at St Mildred’s Church, Whippingham, Isle of Wight, commemorating Ivor Hunter Terry d. 1920

Location

St Mildred's Church, Whippingham, Isle of Wight, England

Transcript

'...IVOR HUNTER TERRY 1905-1920 SON OF LIEUTENANT COLONEL C.E. & A.V. TERRY. NAVAL CADET'

Details

Description: Stone kerbs.
Type: Grave
Position: Churchyard

People

Terry, Ivor Hunter
Age:
Date of Death: 1920
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Naval cadet
Organisation:

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

Memorial in Hong Kong Cemetery commemorating officers and crew of of HMS ‘Vestal’ who died 1844-47

Location

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

Transcript

'This Monument / was erected by / Captain Charles Talbot / the officers and crew of / H.M.S. VESTAL / to the sacred memory of / their departed shipmates / March 1847 / KILLED / John SAXTON A.B. by falling 28 Feb 1844 / John WATSON R.M. in action 19 Aug 1845 / DROWNED / James KETTLE R.M. [?] Canton R. 19 Jan 1846 / John DICCERSON A.B. [?] Canton R. 19 Jan. 1846 / Henry SACKETT A.B. [?] At Sea 2 Sep 1846 / Sam HULLOTT A.B. Died at Sea 1 Apr 1847 / DIED AD 1845 / Edwd LANCEFIELD A.B. 22 Jan / Edwd PRATT Clerk Hong Kong 27 Jan / Wlm TOZER Seaman Hong Kong 31 Jan / Jams. FLEMING Seaman At Sea 16 Feb / Murh. McLEOD Qrmaster At Sea 21 Feb / Jams THOMPSON Capt F.T. Ceylon 6 Mar / Edwd HAWKINS Cap. Cook Ceylon 23 Mar / Thos WALKER 2nd Master Madras 7 Apr / Jams GREGORY Purser Madras 8 Apr / DIED AT HONG KONG / A.D. 1846-47 / Dennis CONOLLY Carp. Mate 13 Jan / William ELDON Seaman 2 Mar / George GREIGG Carp Mate 22 May / Stepn JOYCE Cooper 6 Jul / William McKAY Qrmaster / Robt FEATHERBY Seaman 15 Nov / John ECCLES Seaman 24 Nov / Ben NORMAN Seaman 7 Dec / George WOOD Seaman 14 Jan'

Details

Description: Obelisk on plinth.
Type: Obelisk
Vessel: HMS Vestal

People

Conolly, Dennis
Age:
Date of Death: 13/1/1846
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Carpenter's mate
Organisation: Royal Navy
Diccerson, John
Age:
Date of Death: 19/1/1846
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Eccles, John
Age:
Date of Death: 24/11/1846
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Eldon, William
Age:
Date of Death: 2/3/1846
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Featherby, Robert
Age:
Date of Death: 15/11/1846
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Fleming, James
Age:
Date of Death: 16/2/1845
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Gregory, James
Age:
Date of Death: 8/4/1845
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: 2nd Master
Organisation: Royal Navy
Greigg, George
Age:
Date of Death: 22/5/1846
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Carpenter's mate
Organisation: Royal Navy
Hawkins, Edward
Age:
Date of Death: 23/3/1845
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain's cook
Organisation: Royal Navy
Hullott, Samuel
Age:
Date of Death: 1/4/1847
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Joyce, Stephen
Age:
Date of Death: 6/7/1846
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Cooper
Organisation: Royal Navy
Kettle, James
Age:
Date of Death: 19/1/1846
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation: Royal Marines
Lancefield, Edward
Age:
Date of Death: 22/1/1845
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
McKay, William
Age:
Date of Death: 12/11/1846
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Quartermaster
Organisation: Royal Navy
McLeod, M.
Age:
Date of Death: 21/2/1845
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Quartermaster
Organisation: Royal Navy
Norman, Benjamin
Age:
Date of Death: 7/12/1846
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Pratt, Edward
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1845
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Clerk
Organisation: Royal Navy
Sackett, Henry
Age:
Date of Death: 2/9/1846
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Saxton, John
Age:
Date of Death: 28/2/1844
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Thompson, James
Age:
Date of Death: 6/3/1845
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain of the Foretop
Organisation: Royal Navy
Tozer, William
Age:
Date of Death: 31/1/1845
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Walker, Thomas
Age:
Date of Death: 7/4/1845
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: 2nd Master
Organisation: Royal Navy
Watson, John
Age:
Date of Death: 19/8/1845
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation: Royal Marines
Wood, George
Age:
Date of Death: 14/1/1846
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy

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Tynemouth Priory, Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear, England

Gravestone at Tynemouth Priory commemorating George Donnison d. 1788

Location

Tynemouth Priory, Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear, England

Transcript

'Sacred to the Memory of / George DONNISON / of North Shields MARINER / Who was Lost at Sea the 20th of / August 1788 Aged 55 Years / Also MARGARET Widow of / the above George Donnison died / the 20th of October 1803 / Aged 60 years / Also GEORGE son of George & / Margaret Donnison who was / interred in LONDON aged 25 Years / and five of their Children who all died young.'

Details

Description: Carved with flowers.
Type: Gravestone
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Sandstone

People

Donnison, George
Age: 55
Date of Death: 20/8/1788
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Mariner
Organisation:

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Dromore Cathedral, Dromore, County Down, Northern Ireland

Memorial at Dromore Cathedral, Dromore, County Down, Northern Ireland commemorating Admiral Richard James Meade, RN, d.1907

Location

Dromore Cathedral, Dromore, County Down, Northern Ireland

Transcript

'To the glory of God and in memory of Richard James 4th Earl of Clanwilliam GCK KCMG Admiral of the Fleet Born Oct 3 1832 Died Aug 4 1907.'

Details

Position: Graveyard
Vessel: HMS Tribune, HMS Hercules, HMS Hornet, HMS Inconstant

Event

Crimean War, Second Opium War

People

Jones, Richard
Age: 75
Date of Death: 4/8/1907
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Admiral of the Fleet
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Admiral of the Fleet Richard James Meade, 4th Earl of Clanwilliam GCB KCMG is buried in Wilton Wiltshire.
Died of pneumonia.
Also Memorial in the Chapel of the Old Naval College, Greenwich M2363

Church, Lower Largo, Fife, Scotland

Memorial in Lower Largo, Fife commemorating  Admiral Sir Philip Charles Henderson d. 1845

Location

Church, Lower Largo, Fife, Scotland

Transcript

'In memory of Sir Philip Charles Henderson Calderwood Durham of Fordell, Polton and Largo, Admiral of the Red, Knight Grand Cross of the Bath and of Military Merit of France. He was born on 29.7.1763 entered the R.N at 14 and was made Post Captain in 1793, his activity, gallantry, judgement and Zeal were excelled by none in his profession and his numerous captures and successes were acknowledged by many public testimonials. He became Rear Admiral in 1810 with Commander in Chief for he West Indies from 1813 till peace in 1815 and held the command at Portsmouth from 1837-1839, he represented Queensburgh and Devizes in several Parliaments, but passed his later years chiefly at Fordel. Courted in society and generously spending an ample fortune, in 1799 he married Lady Charlotte Matilda Bruce, daughter of Charles, 5th Earl of Elgin who died in 1816 and secondly in 1817 Ann Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of Sir John Henderson of Fordell, Baronet, whom he survived only 3 months, he died at Naples on the 21.4.1845 and was interred beneath the West Aisle of this Church. Erected by his Great Nephew James Wolfe Murray of Cringletie 1849.'

Details

Date Erected: 1849
Vessel: HMS Anson

Event

Battle of Donegal

Event Date

1798

Event Category

1793-1802 French Revolutionary War

People

Durham, Philip Charles Henderson Calderwood
Age:
Date of Death: 21/4/1845
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Admiral of the Red
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: In 1793 Admiral Henderson captured the French privateer 'Afrique'. The 'Afrique' was the first capture of a vessel flying Le Tricolore.
Bibliography: William Richard O'Byrne, A Naval Biographical Dictionary, Philip Charles Durham.

St Thomas Cathedral, Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra, India, Rest of the World

Memorial at St Thomas Cathedral, Mumbai, India, commemorating the offices and crew of HEIC steam frigate ‘Cleopatra’ which was lost in a hurricane on 15th April 1847.

Location

St Thomas Cathedral, Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra, India, Rest of the World

Transcript

'Sacred to the memory of the / Commander, Officers and Ship's Company / of the Hon.ble East India Company's Steam Frigate ‘Cleopatra, / which is supposed to have foundered / in a hurricane off the coast of Malabar, / on the 15th day of April 1847. / There were lost in the Ill-fated Vessel, / J. A. Young, Commander, / Cha. Eden, / Hy. Ralph, / Tho. Lawes, Lieutenants. / J. T. Carr, Assistant Surgeon, / F. Nott, Mate, / I Soady, Midshipman, / T. G. Croad, Clerk in Charge, / W. S. B. Hadley, Captain's Clerk. / Together with a Crew of 142 souls. / This monument is erected by the Officers and Seamen of the Indian Navy, / as a tribute of respect to their lamented colleagues.’

Details

Description: The inscription flanked by tridents and wreaths, trophies on top include, flags and anchor, a shield, sword and gun.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: North wall C88 N14
Materials: White marble
Artists: Bovey
Vessel: HEIC Cleopatra

People

Carr, J. C.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Assistant Surgeon HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Croad, T.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Clerk in charge HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Eden, Charles
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Hadley, W. S. B.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Captain's clerk HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Lawes, Thomas
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Nott, F.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Mate HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Ralph, Henry
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Soady, J.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Midshipman HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Young, J.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company

Extra

Notes: The Cleopatra was hit by a cyclone off the MalabarCoast en route from Bombay to Singapore. In addition to the crew, the Cleopatra was carrying 100 convicts with their Royal Marine guard.

Bibliography: 'Illustrated London News' (February 1853) p.157.