Memorial: M4199

Cross in Kingston Cemetery, Portsmouth commemorating William A. Jukes, William J. Talbot, Richard Bailey, John Renouf, William Heany, John S. Squires, Felix Richardson, James C. Hewson, Sam Blackburn, Ed. Holland, and Richard Thomas Ord, all dying due to the capsize of a boat in 1872

Location

Kingston Cemetery, St Mary's Road, Portsmouth, England

Transcript

'IN MEMORY OF / SUB LIEUT WILLM A JUKES / SUB LIEUT WM J TALBOT / RICHARD BAILEY COXSN OF CUTTER / ORDINARY SEAMEN / JOHN RENOUF, WILM HEANEY / JOHN S SQUIRE, FELIX RICHARDSON / JAMES C HEWSON, SAM BLACKBURN / ED. HOLLAND, RICH'D H. THOMAS ORD 2ND CLASS / LATE OF H.M.S. ARIADNE WHO ON THE 8TH MARCH 1872 OFF THE COAST OF / PORTUGAL WHEN THE SHIP WAS PROCEEDING TO GIBRALTAR WERE CAPSIZED / IN HER CUTTER AND DROWNED WHILE BRAVELY ATTEMPTING / IN A HEAVY SEA TO RESCUE AN UNFORTUNATE SHIPMATE WHO HAD FALLEN OVERBOARD / THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED BY THE OFFICERS AND SHIP'S COMPANY OF THE ARIADNE / TO RECORD THEIR ADMIRATION OF THE HEROIC EFFORTS MADE BY THE GALLANT / OFFICERS AND CREW UNDER CIRCUMSTANCES OF EXTREEM PERIL AND EXPRESS / THE GREAT GRIEF FELT BY ALL HANDS ON BOARD AT THEIR UNTIMELY FATE'

Details

Description: Cross with anchor.
Type: Cross
Vessel: HMS Ariadne

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