Memorial: M1307

Tablet in Belize City, Belize dedicated to Henry Bayfield. d. 1858

Location

St John's Cathedral, Belize City, Belize

Transcript

'SACRED / TO THE MEMORY OF / HENRY BAYFIELD / MIDSHIPMAN OF H.M.S.S. LEOPARD / AND SON OF REAR ADMIRAL BAYFIELD R.N. / WHO DIED OF YELLOW FEVER AT BELIZE / ON THE 15TH APRIL 1858 / AGED 17 YEARS / "JUST AS I AM WITHOUT ONE PLEA / BUT THAT MY BLOOD WAS SHED FOR ME/AND THAT THOU BIDD'ST ME COME TO / THEE / OH! LAMB OF GOD! I COME"'

Details

Type: Tablet
Position: Nave
Vessel: HMS Leopard

People

Bayfield, Henry
Age: 17
Date of Death: 15/4/1858
Cause of Death: Infectious disease
Rank / Occupation: Midshipman 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).

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