Memorial: M2579

Memorial formerly in Hessle Road Cemetery, Hull commemorating David Collison d. 1864 in the loss of the ‘Spirit of the Age’

Location

Hessle Road Cemetery, Hull, England

Transcript

'David Collison, / Who was drowned in the 'Spirit of the Age' / off Scarborough, Jan 6th, 1864 Aged 36 years / I cannot bend over his gave / He sleeps in the secret sea; / And ot one gentle whisp'red wave / Can tell that place to me / Although unseen by human eyes, / And mortal knows it not / Yet Christ knows where his body lies / And angels guard the spot.'

Details

Vessel: Spirit of the Age

People

Collison, David
Age: 36
Date of Death: 6/1/1864
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

Notes: The cemetery was closed for further burials in 1898 and later cleared as a recreational space.
Bibliography: William Andrews 'Curious epitaphs: collected and edited with notes' (London, 1899) pp. 70-71.