Memorial: M3653

Memorial in Postman’s Park, London commemorating Ernest Benning d. 1883

Location

St Botolph's Church, Postman's Park, London, England

Transcript

'ERNEST BENNING / COMPOSITOR. AGED 22 / UPSET FROM A BOAT ONE DARK / NIGHT OFF PIMLICO PIER / GRASPED AN OAR WITH ONE HAND / SUPPORTED A WOMAN WITH THE / OTHER BUT SANK AS SHE WAS / RESCUED AUG. 25. 1883'

Details

Description: Painted tile on a wall under a lean-to.
Type: Memorial tile
Position: Churchyard
Artists: William de Morgan, Ernest george

People

Benning, Ernest
Age: 22
Date of Death: 25/8/1883
Cause of Death: Maritime Accident
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: A memorial cloister or loggia set up at the expense of the sculptor and painter G. F. Watts in 1899.
Bibliography: Philip Ward-Jackson 'Public Sculpture of the City of London' (Liverpool, 2003). pp.295-98.

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