Memorial: M3702

Memorial at Rochester Cathedral to Commander Henry Lushington Comyn Robinson RN d. 1872

Location

Cathedral, Rochester, Kent, England

Transcript

'SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF / HENRY LUSHINGTON COMYN ROBINSON, / COMMANDER ROYAL NAVY, /S ON OF REV. THOMAS ROBINSON D.D. / CANON OF THIS CATHEDRAL. / CADET IN H.M.S. ALARM AT NICARAGUA 1847. HE WAS THANKED/BY 1ST SEA LORD, ADMIRAL SIR GEORGE COCKBURN G.C.B. / FOR SAVING LIFE FROM WRECK. / AS SENIOR MATE OF H.M.S. AJAX, COMMANDED A FIELD-PIECE / AT THE DESTRUCTION OF THE FORTS AT BOMARSUND: / WAS MENTIONED IN FRENCH AND ENGLISH DESPATCHES, / AND ESPECIALLY PROMOTED 1854, / LIEUTENANT OF H.M.S. MALACCA, WAS LANDED IN THE TRENCHES / BEFORE SEBASTOPOL, 1854-55. / SERVED IN H.M.S. ESK, IN NEW ZEALAND WAR, 1864-66. / AFTER 4 YEARS CONTINUOUS SERVICE, / HE WAS APPOINTED TO H.M.S. ABOUKIR, JAMAICA, AUGUST 1871, / THOUGH SUFFERING HE JOINED HIS SHIP, / BUT IN TWO MONTHS WAS INVALIDED, / AND DIED AUGUST 16. 1872, AGED 40 YEARS. / BRAVE-GENEROUS-AFFECTIONATE / EVEN UNTO DEATH / LOYAL TO DUTY. / THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY HIS WIDOW, / CHRISTINA, DAUGHTER OF THOMAS THOMPSON ESQ. / CAPTAIN ROYAL NAVY'

Details

Description: Inscription tablet in form of a scroll, facsimile medals above, a sword below.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: Nave
Materials: Marble
Artists: J. Bedford

Event

New Zealand War

Event Date

1860-1866

Event Category

19th century conflicts in the Pacific

People

Robinson, Henry Lushington Comyn
Age: 40
Date of Death: 16/8/1872
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Commander RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

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