Memorial: M2277

Wall tablet in Gillingham, Kent, dedicated to Admiral Sir Robert Barlow 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/None
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.

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