Memorial: M2134

Memorial in Exeter Cathedral, Devon dedicated to Admiral Edward Thornborough d. 1834

Location

Cathedral, Exeter, Devon, England

Transcript

'SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF / SIR EDWARD THORNBOROUGH / ADMIRAL OF THE RED SQUADRON / OF HIS MAJESTY'S FLEET / VICE-ADMIRAL OF THE UNITED KINGDOM / AND KNIGHT GRAND CROSS / OF THE MOST HONOURABLE MILITARY ORDER OF THE BATH. / DIED APRIL 3RD 1834 IN THE 80TH YEAR OF HIS AGE. / DURING A LONG LIFE OF ACTIVE AND/MERITORIOUS SERVICE / HE STOOD FOREMOST IN THE RANKS OF THOSE / WHO ELEVATED THE NAVAL SERVICE OF THIS COUNTRY / TO A PRE-EMINANCE IT HAD NOT HITHERTO ATTAINED. / HE WAS, WHILST CAPTAIN OF THE HEBE, FRIGATE, / SELECTED BY THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (LORD HOWE) / AS A FIT COMMANDER TO INSTRUCT A PRINCE OF THE BLOOD / IN THE DUTIES OF HIS PROFESSION / AND THE MARKED AND DISTINGUISHED MANNER / IN WHICH HIS ROYAL PUPIL / (AFTERWARDS THE SOVEREIGN OF THESE REALMS) / FULFILLED THEM JUSTIFIED THE SELECTION. / HIS SKILL IN THE FACE OF DIFFICULTY / AND HIS COURAGE IN THE DAY OF BATTLE / GAVE CONFIDENCE TO THOSE WHO WERE UNDER HIM / HIS STRICT ATTENTION TO ORDER / AND HIS STEADY ADHERENCE TO DISCIPLINE / SECURITY TO THOSE WHO COMMANDED HIM. / HISTORY WILL RECORD HIS PUBLIC SERVICES. / THE FILIAL AFFECTION OF AN AFFLICTED SON / PAYS THIS TRIBUTE / TO HIS MEMORY'

Details

Position: North transept
Vessel: HMS Hebe

Event

Glorious First of June

Event Date

1795

Event Category

1793-1802 French Revolutionary War

People

Thornborough, Edward
Age: 79
Date of Death: 3/4/1834
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Admiral of the Red
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Admiral Thornbrough earned praise and admiration during the Glorious First of June, for rescuing the HMS 'Bellerophon'.

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