Memorial: M4085

Memorial to Admiral John Byng, d. 1757 at Southill


All Saints Church, Southill, Bedfordshire, England


'To the perpetual Disgrace / of PUBLICK JUSTICE / The Honble. JOHN BYNG Esqr / Admiral of the Blue / Fell a MARTYR to / POLITICAL PERSECUTION / March 14th in the year 1757 when / BRAVERY and LOYALTY / were Insufficient Securities / For the / Life and Honour / of a/NAVAL OFFICER'


Type: Plaque
Position: Byng Mausoleum


Byng, John
Date of Death: 14/3/1757
Cause of Death: Executed
Rank / Occupation: Admiral of the Blue
Organisation: Royal Navy


Notes: Admiral Byng executed for neglect of duty 'to encourage the others' Voltaire.
Bibliography: Gerald French 'The Martyrdom of Admiral Byng' (Glasgow, 1961) photo opposite p. 101.

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