Memorial in St Gregory’s Church, Seaton, Devon commemorating William Henry Paulson midshipman RN d. 1817
St Gregory's Church, Seaton, Devon, England
'...who with 8 seamen all Volunteers perished in a gale of wind off Sidmouth whilst cruising in a galley for the prevention of smuggling on the 13th of June 1817 in the 23rd year of his age'
Date of Death: 13/6/1817
Cause of Death: Vessel Lost
Rank / Occupation: Midshipman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Bibliography: Lisa Newcombe 'Smuggling in Cornwall and Devon'.