Memorial: M1829

Wall tablet in Church of St Mary the Virgin, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire commemorating Commander John Sanders RN d. 1876

Location

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England

Transcript

'Which Hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast. Hebrews 6v19. THIS TABLET AND A SOUTH AISLE WINDOW WERE ERECTED TO THE RESPECTED MEMORY OF / JOHN HARRY SANDERS COMMANDER RN / BY HIS FELLOW PARISHIONERS AND MAGISTRATES / HE WAS BORN IN CHESHUNT 10th DEC 1784, DIED 9th FEB 1876 AGED 91 YEARS / HE ENTERED THE ROYAL NAVY IN 1799 AND AFTER BEING DISTINGUISHED FOR GALLANTRY / IN ACTION ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS HE FOUGHT ON BOARD/THE 'SWIFTSURE' 74 AT TRAFALGAR, 21st OCTOBER 1805 / IN 1809, HE WAS DANGEROUSLY WOUNDED IN A SEVERE ENGAGEMENT IN THE BAY OF BISCAY, / MADE PRISONER,AND DETAINED IN VERDUN UNTIL THE PEACE IN 1814 / WHEN HIS SERVICES WERE NO LONGER AVAILABLE AT SEA, HE PASSED THE REMAINDER OF / HIS LONG LIFE IN HIS NATIVE PARISH, WHERE BY HIS ZEALOUS DISCHARGE OF SOCIAL PAROCHIAL AND MAGISTERIAL DUTIES, HE GAINED THE LOVE AND ESTEEM OF ALL WHO KNEW HIM'

Details

Description: Anchor carved above inscription tablet.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: Above the south door S.aisle
Materials: Grey and white marble
Artists: Edward James Physick
Vessel: HMS Swiftsure

Event

Battle of Trafalgar,

Event Date

1805

Event Category

1803-1815 Napoleonic War

People

Sanders, John Harry
Age: 91
Date of Death: 9/2/1876
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Commander RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

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