Memorial: M1731

Memorial at St James’s Gardens, Camden commemorating Edward Christie RN d. 1803

Location

St James's Gardens, Camden, London, England

Transcript

'TO THE MEMORY OF / EDWARD CHRISTIE / MIDSHIOMAN HMS THESIVS / DIED AT PORT ROYAL JAMAICA / OF FEVER CONTRACTED ON DVTY / ON BOARD A CAPTURED SLAVE SHIP/ 18TH JVLY 1803...'

Details

Description: Grey granite obelisk, the top of which is formed of the intersecting heads of two Celtic crosses.
Type: Monument
Materials: Grey granite
Vessel: HMS Theseus

People

Christie, Edward
Age: 19
Date of Death: 18/7/1803
Cause of Death: Infectious disease
Rank / Occupation: Midshipman RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: The inscription is on the base of a monument commemorating other members of the Christie family. Scheduled for removal, due to work on HS2.

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