Memorial: M18

Memorial at St Mary’s Church, Ascension Island commemorating John Strugnell RN d. 1850

Location

St Mary's Church, Ascension Island, Rest of the World

Transcript

'SACRED / TO THE MEMORY OF / JOHN STRUGNELL / LATE CAPTAIN OF THE FORETOP / OF H.M.S. PHOENIX / WHO DIED AT ASCENSION / JULY 5th 1850 / AGED 37 YEARS'

Details

Vessel: HMS Phoenix

People

Strugnell, John
Age: 37
Date of Death: 5/7/1850
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain of the Foretop
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: HMS 'Phoenix' 1832 part of the West Africa squadron, engaged in suppressing the slave trade at the time of Strugnell's death.
Photographer: Colette Bassford

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