Memorial: M377

Wall tablet in St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne, Australia commemorating Cymbeline Alonzo Edric Huddart RN d. 1899

Location

St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne, Australia, Rest of the World

Transcript

‘TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF / CYMBELINE ALONSO EDRIC HUDDART R.N. OF HMS DORIS, SOUTH AFRICAN STATION. /YOUNGEST BELOVED SON OF LOIS AND JAMES HUDDART, BORN AT MELBOURNE / 6 JANUARY 1881, KILLED IN ACTION / AND BURIED AT GRASPAN, CAPE COLONY ON 25 NOV 1899. CONSPICUOUS SERVICE CROSS C.S.C. /WAS POSTHUMOUSLY CONFERRED BY THE KING. It is with deep regret that I have to report the / death of Midshipman Huddart, who behaved magnificently / and still advanced after he had been twice wounded until he was finally struck down mortally wounded. / The Queen read with feelings of admiration and pride / the record by his commanding officer of / the noble conduct of the sailor, whose heroic but / untimely death Her Majesty deeply regrets. The Doris sent one of the most gallant boys that / ever lived, Midshipman Huddart, who charging up the / hill at Graspan continued to advance after he had / been twice wounded, and at last fell mortally hurt / in the moment of victory. /Excerpt from speech to the First Lord of the Admiralty / Royal Academy Banquet 5th May…/ Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God’

Details

Description: Gothic wall tablet. Arms above inscription.
Type: Wall tablet
Materials: Marble

Event

Boer War 1899-1902

Event Category

19th century conflicts in Africa

People

Huddart, Cymbeline Alonso Edric
Age: 18
Date of Death: 25/11/1899
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Midshipman
Organisation: Royal Navy

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