Memorial: M2164

Wall tablet at St Symphorian’s church, Forrabury, Cornwall commemorating Sub-Lieutenant James Desborough Kirkness RN d. 1870 in the loss of HMS ‘Captain’

Location

St Symphorian's Church, Forrabury, Cornwall, England

Transcript

'SACRED / TO THE MEMORY OF / JAMES DESBOROUGH KIRKNESS, / SUB. LIEUTENANT, R.N. / SECOND SON OF THE REV. W.J. KIRKNESS, / RECTOR OF MINSTER, FORRABURY, / AGED 22. / HE WAS LOST WITH 499 OTHER / GALLANT BRITISH SAILORS, / IN H.M.S. "CAPTAIN" WHICH / FOUNDERED OFF CAPE FINISTERRE, / ON THE MORNING OF SEPTR. 7TH 1870. / "JESUS SAID - I AM THE RESURRECTION / AND THE LIFE." JOHN. XI. 25. / "AND THE SEA GAVE UP THE DEAD / WHICH WERE IN IT" REV. XX. 13'

Details

Description: Marble wall tablet in the form of a scroll placed on an anchor.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: Interior
Materials: Marble
Artists: Will & Co., Euston [signed]
Vessel: HMS Captain

People

Kirkness, James Desborough
Age: 22
Date of Death: 7/9/1870
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Sub-Lieutenant
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Recorder: Jean Wilson 2019
Photographer: Jean Wilson 2019

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