Memorial: M1306

Memorial in St John’s Cathedral, Belize City, Belize commemorating Lieutenant William Wilson RN and F.G. Bedford both of HMS ‘Blossom’ d. 1830 in a yellow fever epidemic

Location

St John's Cathedral, Belize City, Belize, Rest of the World

Transcript

'Sacred to the Memory of / LIEUTT WILLIAM WILSON, R.N. / MR F.G. BEDFORD, MIDSHIPMAN, / The Sergeant of Marines and nine Seamen, late of / H.M.S. BLOSSOM, who died of Yellow Fever in the / month of August 1830, and were interred at Goffs Kay. / This tablet is erected by Captn Owen and the / Officers of the Ship, / as a tribute of affection and esteem. Be ye therefore ready also, for the Son of Man cometh at / an hour when ye think not. Luke XII. 40.'

Details

Position: Nave
Materials: Marble
Vessel: HMS Blossom

People

Bedford, F. G.
Age:
Date of Death: 8/1830
Cause of Death: Infectious disease
Rank / Occupation: Midshipman RN
Organisation: Royal Navy
Wilson, William
Age:
Date of Death: 8/1830
Cause of Death: Infectious disease
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Bibliography: Norman Hammond 'Outpost of Empire: Church Monuments in Belize', 'Church Monuments: Journal of the Church Monuments Society' vol. xiv, pp.129-139, (London, 1999).