Memorial: M1692

Grave marker at the English cemetery, Straits of Magellan commemorating Commander Pringle Stokes RN d. 1828


English cemetery, Shores of Straits of Magellan, Brunswick Peninsular, Chile, Rest of the World


'IN / MEMORY / OF / COMMANDER PRINGLE STOKES R.N. / H.M.S. BEAGLE / Who died from the effects of the anxieties and hardships incurred / while surveying the western shore of Tierra del Fuego. / + 12.8.1828'


Description: Wooden cross set in whitewashed concrete. In 1976 the cross had a wooden trim. In 1984 it was replaced and taken to the Museo Salesiano, in Punta Arenas (information Jay Davison, NZ).
Type: Cross
Materials: Wood
Vessel: HMS Beagle


Stokes, Pringle
Date of Death: 12/8/1828
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy


Notes: Captain of HMS 'Beagle'. committed suicide.
Photographer: Eric Ruff, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia