Memorial: M2374

Obelisk at Greenwich, London commemorating Lieutenant Joseph Bellot d. 1853

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Location

Greenwich, London, England

Transcript

'TO THE INTREPID YOUNG / BELLOT / OF THE FRENCH NAVY / WHO IN THE ENDEAVOUR TO RESCUE / FRANKLIN / SHARED THE FATE AND THE GLORY / OF THAT ILLUSTRIOUS NAVIGATOR / FROM HIS BRITISH ADMIRERS / 1853'

Details

Type: Obelisk
Position: Riverside in front of Old Royal Naval College
Materials: Granite
Artists: P. Hardwick

People

Bellot, Joseph Rene
Age:
Date of Death: 11/8/1853
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant
Organisation: French Navy

Extra

Notes: 'Design for the proposed Obelisk to be erected on the Wharf at Greenwich Hospital to the memory of the late Lieutenant Bellot.' Signed and dated P. Hardwick July 1854. PRO ADM79-75.

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