Memorial: M4714

Monument in St Mary’s Church, Wareham, Dorset, commemorating Lieutenant Robert Card RN d. 1826

Location

St Mary's Church, Wareham, Dorset, England

Transcript

'SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF / ROBERT CARD / LATE IN HIS MAJESTY'S NAVY, AND OF THIS TOWN / ZEALOUS AND BRAVE IN DISCHARGING HIS DUTY / TO HIS KING AND COUNTRY / AFTER CONSTANT EMPLOYMENT DURING THE WAR / FROM HIS EARLIEST YEARS / HE WAS APPOINTED FIRST LIEUTENANT OF THE REDWING / STATIONED TO PROMOTE / THE ABOLITION OF THE SLAVE TRADE / AND DIED OF A MALIGNANT FEVER / OFF WHYDAH ON THE COAST OF GUINEA / THE 16TH MARCH 1826 AGED 32 YEARS. / HIS AMIABLE QUALITIES ENDEARED HIS TO ALL HIS / ASSOCIATES, WHO WITH HIS BELOVED RELATIONS / WILL LONG MOURN THEIR LOSS'

Details

Description: Carved with a draped urn.
Type: Monument
Position: North wall
Materials: Marble
Vessel: HMS Redwing

People

Card, Robert
Age: 32
Date of Death: 16/3/1826
Cause of Death: Infectious disease
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Bibliography: J.D. Spinney 'Some Naval Memorials in Dorset', 'Mariner's Mirror' vol. 73, p. 194 (Greenwich,1987).

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