Memorial: M19

Wall tablet in St Mary’s Church, Ascension Island to men of the Royal Marine Light Infantry – Henry Kemp d. 1885, William Roden  and Richard Cornell d. 1888

Location

St Mary's Church, Ascension Island

Transcript

'TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND THE MEMORY OF / HENRY B. KEMP, R.M.L.I. / WHO WAS KILLED ON JULY 8th 1885, WHILE BLASTING NEAR LONG BEACH / ALSO OF / WILLIAM RODEN R.M.L.I. / WHO DIED IN THE ROYAL NAVAL HOSPITAL, ASCENSION ON FEB 8th 1888 / FROM INJURIES RECEIVED WHILE BLASTING IN GARRISON / ALSO OF / RICHARD A. CORNELL R.M.L.I. / WHO WAS DROWNED IN CRYSTAL BAY, ON NOV. 24TH 1888 / R.I.P. / THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE ISLAND'

Details

Description: The inscription tablet in the form of a scroll secured by a pin with curling edges.
Type: Wall tablet
Materials: Marble

People

Cornell, Richard A.
Age:
Date of Death: 24/11/1888
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation: Royal Marine Light Infantry
Kemp, Henry B.
Age:
Date of Death: 8/7/1885
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation: Royal Marine Light Infantry
Roden, William
Age:
Date of Death: 8/2/1888
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Extra

Photographer: Colette Bassford