Memorial: M3901

Gravestone at San Fiorenzo, Corsica commemorating Lieutenant James Moutray RN d. 1794

Location

San Fiorenzo, Corsica, France, Rest of the World

Transcript

'SACRED / TO THE MEMORY / OF / LIEUTENANT JAMES MOUTRAY, R.N. / WHO SERVING ON SHORE AT THE SIEGE, / OF CALVI, / THERE CAUGHT A FEVER / OF WHICH HE DIED, / SINCERELY LAMENTED, / ON AUGUST 19TH, 1794 / AGED 21 YEARS. / THIS STONE IS ERECTED BY AN AFFECTIONATE FRIEND / WHO WELL KNEW HIS WORTH AS AN OFFICER / AND HIS ACCOMPLISHED MANNERS AS A GENTLEMAN. / H.N.'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Materials: Stone
Vessel: HMS Victory

Event

Siege of Calvi

Event Date

174

Event Category

1793-1802 French Revolutionary War

People

Moutray, James
Age: 21
Date of Death: 19/8/1794
Cause of Death: Infectious disease
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Lord Hood's godson, and protégé of Nelson who erected the memorial.
Bibliography: Peter Hore 'Corsica Revisited 2016', 'The Kedge Anchor' issue 46, September 2016.