Memorial: M21

Memorial in St Mary’s Church, Ascension Island commemorating officers and crew of HMS ‘Scout’ who died 1837-38

Location

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

Transcript

'BY GRACE YE ARE SAVED / IN GRATEFUL REGARD FOR THE KINDNESS OF CAPTN. ROBT. CRAIGIE, AND / IN MEMORY OF / THE UNDERNAMED OFFICERS AND MEN OF H.M.S. SCOUT, / WHO DIED, WHILST SERVING OFF THE WEST COAST OF AFRICA, / FROM THE YEAR 1836, TO THE YEAR 1839. / CHARLES BALDWYN DYKE ACLAND, / FIRST LIEUTENANT, MAY 10th 1837, AGED 26; / THOMAS COLE, ASSISTANT SURGEON, MAY 6th 1838, AGED 27: / JAMES NORRIS, GUNNER, AND JOHN CASS, CARPENTER'S MATE, / WERE BURIED AT COMFORT COVE, IN THE ISLAND OF ASCENSION: / HENRY MANSFIELD COLLEGE MATE, MAY 6th 1838 AGED 21; / RICHARD B WEST, CAULKER; GEORGE JONES, CAPTAIN'S COXWAIN; / JAMES MORRIS, GUNNER'S CREW, HENRY ADAMS, JOHN AINON, A.B. / JAMES CULVERWELL, RICHARD BURTON, PRIVATE MARINES: / DAVID HOWIESON. GEORGE HAVARD, JOSEPH WESTCOMBE, / JOHN GILES, JAMES BRAY, JOHN BRISON, BOYS OF THE FIRST CLASS / AND JOHN REED BOY OF THE SECOND CLASS, / WERE BURIED AT SIERRA LEONE / JAMES SMITH, PRIVATE MARINE AND TOM ROSS, LANDSMAN, / WERE BURIED AT PRINCES ISLAND / NELSON LOCKER, MATE, APRIL, 22nd 1837, AGED 24; JOHN SMITH, GUNNER, JAMES RICHARDSON, QUARTER MASTER; / JOHN PEARSON, SHIP'S COOK, SAMUEL WEBB, CAPTAIN, MAIN TOP: / W.J. WATSON, CARPENTER'S MATE, MARK G NOBLE, A.B. / JAMES FOSWELL, JOHN DISON, PRIVATE MARINES / TOM FREEMAN, ORD SEAMAN, JOHN CHAPMAN, AND JOHN PURNAM, BOYS / WERE BURIED AT SEA. / "THE SEA GAVE UP THE DEAD WHICH WERE IN IT: AND DEATH AND THE GRAVE / DELIVERED UP THE DEAD WHICH WERE IN THEM; AND THEY WERE JUDGED EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO THEIR WORKS" REVELATIONS,XX-13 / "THE DEAD SHALL HEAR THE VOICE OF THE SON OF GOD: AND THEY THAT HEAR SHALL LIVE" JOHN V - 25 / "THE DEAD SHALL HEAR THE VOICE OF THE SON OF GOD: AND THEY THAT HEAR SHALL LIVE" JOHN V - 25 / "FOR AS IN ADAM ALL DIE, SO IN CHRIST SHALL ALL BE MADE ALIVE" 1 COR XV - 22'

Details

Description: Marble tablet in wooden frame. A cross above the inscription.
Type: Wall tablet
Materials: Wood, marble
Vessel: HMS Scout

People

Acland, Charles Baldwin Dyke
Age: 26
Date of Death: 10/5/1837
Cause of Death: Infectious disease
Rank / Occupation: 1st Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy
Adams, Henry
Age:
Date of Death: circa 1838
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Ainon, John
Age:
Date of Death: circa 1838
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Private RM
Organisation: Royal Marines
Bray, James
Age:
Date of Death: circa 1838
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Boy 1st Class
Organisation: Royal Navy
Brison, John
Age:
Date of Death: circa 1838
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Boy 2nd Class
Organisation: Royal Navy
Cass, John
Age:
Date of Death: circa 1838
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Carpenter's mate
Organisation: Royal Navy
Chapman, John
Age:
Date of Death: circa 1838
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Boy
Organisation: Royal Navy
Cole, Thomas
Age: 27
Date of Death: 6/5/1838
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Assistant Surgeon
Organisation: Royal Navy
Culverwell, James
Age:
Date of Death: circa 1838
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Private RM
Organisation: Royal Marines
Dison, John
Age:
Date of Death: circa 1838
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Private RM
Organisation: Royal Marines
Foswell, James
Age:
Date of Death: circa 1838
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Private RM
Organisation: Royal Marines
Freeman, Tom
Age:
Date of Death: circa 1838
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Ordinary Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Giles, John
Age:
Date of Death: circa 1838
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Boy 1st Class
Organisation: Royal Navy
Havard, George
Age:
Date of Death: circa 1838
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Boy 1st Class
Organisation: Royal Navy
Howieson, David
Age:
Date of Death: circa 1838
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Boy 1st Class
Organisation: Royal Navy
Jones, George
Age:
Date of Death: circa 1838
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain's coxswain
Organisation: Royal Navy
Locker, Nelson
Age: 24
Date of Death: 22/4/1837
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Mate
Organisation: Royal Navy
Mansfield, Henry
Age: 21
Date of Death: 6/5/1838
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Mate
Organisation: Royal Navy
Morris, James
Age:
Date of Death: circa 1838
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Gunner's crew
Organisation: Royal Navy
Noble, Mark G.
Age:
Date of Death: circa 1838
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Norris, James
Age:
Date of Death: circa 1838
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Gunner RN
Organisation: Royal Navy
Pearson, John
Age:
Date of Death: circa 1838
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Ship's cook
Organisation: Royal Navy
Purnam, John
Age:
Date of Death: circa 1838
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Boy
Organisation: Royal Navy
Reed, John
Age:
Date of Death: circa 1838
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Landsman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Richardson, James
Age:
Date of Death: circa 1838
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Quartermaster
Organisation: Royal Navy
Ross, Tom
Age:
Date of Death: circa 1838
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Landsman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Smith, James
Age:
Date of Death: circa 1838
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Private RM
Organisation: Royal Marines
Smith, John
Age:
Date of Death: circa 1838
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Gunner RN
Organisation: Royal Navy
Watson, W. J.
Age:
Date of Death: circa 1838
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Carpenter's mate
Organisation: Royal Navy
Webb, Samuel
Age:
Date of Death: circa 1838
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain of the Maintop
Organisation: Royal Navy
West, Richard B.
Age:
Date of Death: circa 1838
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Caulker
Organisation: Royal Navy
Westcombe, Joseph
Age:
Date of Death: circa 1838
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Boy 1st Class
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: HMS 'Scout' engaged in suppressing the slave trade during this commission.
Photographer: Colette Bassford

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