Memorial: M1879

Wall tablet in St Llawddog’s Church, Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire commemorating Griffith Griffith, surgeon RN d. 1822 in the loss of HMS ‘Confiance’


St Llawddog's Church, Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire, Wales


'Sacred to the memory of Griffith Griffith Surgeon second son of George and Margaret Griffith of this town who with all on board H.M.S. Confiance which foundered in a violent gale of wind unfortunately perished off the coast of Ireland on the 21st April 1822. His professional abilities were rendered useful during an important period in the following ships, frigates and sloops of war, viz: the Franchise, the York, the Serapis, the Queen Charlotte, the Sheerwater and the ill-fated Confiance. In the Queen Charlotte he sailed with Lord Exmouth on his memorable expedition to Algiers one of the auspicious result of which was the liberation from Slavery of 2,000 Christians. When surgeon of the Sheerwater that sloop of war belonged to the squadron appointed to guard Buonaparte at St Helena. God whose ways are past finding out called him from this life it is hoped to enjoy a better in the 30th year of his age. He was a dutiful son, an affectionate Brother and a ready and sympathising friend to the Sick and the Poor'


Description: Shield shaped tablet surmounted by an urn.
Type: Wall tablet
Vessel: HMS Confiance


Bombardment of Algiers

Event Date


Event Category

19th century conflicts in Africa


Griffith, Griffith
Date of Death: 21/4/1822
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Surgeon RN
Organisation: Royal Navy


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