Memorial: M1784

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Location

St Andrew's Church, Charmouth, Dorset, England

Transcript

'To THE MEMORY of JAMES WARDEN Esq. Who fell in a duel the 28th of April 1792 In the 56th year of his age.', 'He was created Lieutenant in the year 1760.He was in 19 engagements during the memorable expedition against the French fleet under the gallant Hawke and was present at the surrender of Belleisle. On the commencement of hostilities with America he voluntarily came forward to offer his service and was in the number of those who first landed the British Grenadiers on that shore. After escaping the various dangers inseparable from his profession, he had the misfortune to experience the untimely end above mentioned'

Details

Type: Tomb
Position: Churchyard

People

Warden, James
Age: 55
Date of Death: 28/4/1792
Cause of Death: Killed in a duel
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Quarrelled with a neighbour over a boundary.
Bibliography: J.D. Spinney 'Some Naval Memorials in Dorset', 'Mariner's Mirror' vol. 73, p. 194 (Greenwich,1987); George Osborn 'Dorset Curiosities' (Wimborne, 1986).

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