Memorial: M2277

Memorial wall tablet in Church of St Mary Magdalene, Gillingham, Kent, commemorating Admiral Sir Robert Barlow RN, d. 1843

Location

Church of St Mary Magdalene, Gillingham, Kent, England

Transcript

'IN A VAULT BENEATH ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF / ADMIRAL SIR ROBERT BARLOW / KNIGHT GRAND CROSS OF THE MOST HONOURABLE MILITARY ORDER OF THE BATH / WHO DIED ON THE 11TH DAY OF MAY 1843 / IN THE 86TH YEAR OF HIS AGE / ALSO OF ELIZABETH HIS WIFE / WHO DIED ON 17TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1817 / IN THE 60TH YEAR OF HER AGE / BELOVED, HONOURED, LAMENTED / IF YE BELIEVE THAT JESUS DIED AND ROSE AGAIN, EVEN SO THEM / ALSO WHICH SLEEP IN JESUS WILL GOD BRING WITH HIM / THESS IV 14'

Details

Description: Two shields of arms and a crest carved on a semi-circular tablet above the inscription.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: South aisle
Materials: White marble
Vessel: HMS Childers

Event

Glorious First of June

Event Date

1794

Event Category

1793-1802 French Revolutionary War

People

Barlow, Robert
Age: 85
Date of Death: 11/5/1843
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Barlow when captain of the Childers received the first shot of the 23 year conflict that would be the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.
Recorder: BBT. 1998

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