Memorial: M3703

Memorial at Rochester Cathedral to Admiral Edward Kelly d. 1892

Location

Cathedral, Rochester, Kent, England

Transcript

'IN MEMORY / OF/EDWARD KELLY / LATE ADMIRAL SUPERINTENDENT /OF/H.M. DOCKYARD CHATHAM. / BORN APRIL 26 1836, DIED JANY.16, 1892 / HIS WORK WAS DONE / "IN SINGLENESS OF HEART, FEARING GOD"'

Details

Type: Brass plaque
Position: North nave aisle
Materials: Brass

Event

New Zealand War

Event Date

1860-1866

Event Category

19th century conflicts in the Pacific

People

Kelly, Edward
Age:
Date of Death: 16/1/1892
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Admiral Superintendant
Organisation: HM Dockyard, Chatham

Extra

Notes: Entered RN at 14. Cadet during Kaffir War of 1850 in HMS 'Castor'. Part of Naval brigade from HMS 'Pelorus'. In NZ War, 1st Lieut of 'Bombay' burnt out off Montevideo, Promoted Capt. 1870, commanded HMS 'Achilles' during Egyptian War of 1882. He died of syncope resulting from an aneurism of the heart which had lain dormant since severe rheumatic fever constracted from exposure at the burning of the 'Bombay'.
Bibliography: R.J. Trett 'A short guide to the service memorials of Rochester Cathedral'.

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