Memorial: M2690

Wall tablet in St Leonard’s Church, Hythe, Kent commemorating Lieutenant Thomas Mackeson RN, d. 1837

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Location

St Leonard's Church, Hythe, Kent, England

Transcript

'IN MEMORY OF / WILLIAM MACKESON / OF THIS TOWN / WHO DIED AT BATH 10TH APRIL 1821, AGED 47 YEARS / ALSO OF HARRIET, HIS WIFE / WHO DIED AT CANTERBURY 18TH DECEMBER 1855, AGED 79 YEARS / AND OF CHARLES WILLIAM, THEIR ELDEST SON, / WHO DIED 19TH MAY 1819, AGED 19 YEARS. / THE REMAINS OF THE ABOVE ARE DEPOSITED IN A VAULT / NEAR THIS, AND ADJOINING THE CHURCH. / ALSO IN MEMORY OF / THOMAS, THEIR FIFTH SON, LIEUTENANT IN THE ROYAL NAVY / WHO DIED AT MALTA ON 4TH OCTOBER 1837 AGED 28 YEARS. / HE SERVED AT NAVARINO ON 20TH OCTOBER 1827, AND IN / HM SURVEYING VESSEL, HECLA ON THE WEST COAST OF AFRICA IN 1829-30, / AND WAS ONE OF THE FEW OFFICERS WHO SURVIVED / THE TRIALS OF THAT EXPEDITION. / WILLIAM LAWRENCE, THEIR SEVENTH SON, LIEUTENANT AND ADJUTANT / 19TH REGIMENT BENGAL NATIVE INFANTRY, / WHO DIED AT BOMBAY 30TH OCTOBER 1842, AGED 26 YEARS. / JULIUS ARTHUR, THEIR EIGHTH SON, LIEUTENANT / 33RD REGIMENT BENGAL NATIVE INFANTRY, / WHO DIED AT NEEMUCH 28TH SEPTEMBER 1847, AGED 29 YEARS / HE SERVED IN THE CABUL CAMPAIGN 1842, / AND IN THE SUTLEJ CAMPAIGN 1845-6 / AND / FREDERIC, THEIR FOUTH SON, LIEUTENANT COLONEL, BENGAL ARMY, / COMPANION OF THE BATH, / MEMBER OF THE THIRD CLASS OF THE ORDER OF THE DOURANEE EMPIRE / AND COMMISSIONER OF PESHAWUR. / WHO DIED 14TH SEPTEMBER 1853 / OF A WOUND INFLICTED BY A MAHOMETAN FANATIC / AGED 46 YEARS. / HE SERVED ON ALL THE CAMPAIGNS AND IMPORTANT OPERATIONS / ON THE NORTH WESTERN FRONTIER OF INDIA FROM 1838-1853 / DURING THE WHOLE OF WHICH EVENTFUL PERIOD / HE WAS ENGAGED IN APPPOINTMENTS / OF THE HIGHEST POLITICAL RESPONSIBILITY AND DISTINCTION. / A MONUMENT HAS BEEN ERECTED TO HIS MEMORY / AND IN HONOR OF HIS CHARACTER AND PUBLIC SERVICES / AT PESHAWAR, WHERE HE FELL, AND IN CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL / BY HIS FRIENDS AND ADMIRERS IN INDIA.'

Details

Type: Wall tablet
Position: Calvary Chapel
Materials: Marble
Vessel: SS ‘Hecla'

Event

Battle of Navarino

Event Date

1827

Event Category

1821-1828 War of Greek Independence

People

Mackeson, Thomas
Age: 28
Date of Death: 4/10/1837
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

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