Memorial: M3725

Wall tablet in St Andrew’s Church, Rochford, dedicated to Commander John Lodwick RN d. 1845

Location

St Andrew's Church, Rochford, Essex, England

Transcript

'IN MEMORY OF / JOHN LODWICK, ESQRE / COMMANDER R.N. / ELDEST SON OF / JOHN LODWICK, ESQRE OF ROCHFORD HALL, / AND ANN, HIS WIFE. / HE SERVED HIS COUNTRY WITH DISTINCTION, IN EVERY QUARTER OF THE WORLD, / FOR A PERIOD OF TWENTY YEARS, / AND WAS PROMOTED FOR HIS GALLANTRY / IN AN ENCOUNTER WITH A SLAVE SHIP, / ON THE 12TH JANUARY 1845, / WHEN HE WAS DANGEROUSLY WOUNDED / SHORTLY AFTERWARDS HE FELL A VICTIM / TO THE PESTILENTIAL FEVER / OF THE COAST OF AFRICA, / AND DIED MAY 13TH 1845, / AGED 35 YEARS. / THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY A FEW OF HIS FRIENDS, / TO MARK THEIR ADMIRATION AND RESPECT / FOR HIS GALLANT AND TRULY ESTIMABLE CHARACTER'

Details

Type: Wall tablet
Position: Nave south aisle south wall
Materials: Stone, marble

People

Lodwick, John
Age:
Date of Death: 13/5/1845
Cause of Death: Infectious disease
Rank / Occupation: Commander RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

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