Memorial: M4730

Wall tablet in St Mary’s Church, Watford, Hertfordshire commemorating Lieutenant George Pidcock RN d. 1853


St Mary's Church, Watford, Hertfordshire, England


'In memory of / Lieut. GEORGE ADOLPHUS PIDCOCK, R.N. / youngest son of JOHN PIDCOCK, and GEORGINA, his wife, / this brave and zealous officer was killed / in the act of boarding with the cutters crew / a heavily armed junk which attempted to escape / when a formidable fleet of pirates was captured off AMOY / by H.M.S.'RATTLER' May 11th 1853, aged 27. / His loss is deeply deplored by his family and friends, / and sincerely regretted by his brother officers / who sorrowfully committed his body to the deep / between NAMQUAN and the INCOS Islands. [incised line] Full many a gem of purest ray serene / The dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear'


Type: Wall tablet
Position: South nave, east wall
Materials: Marble
Artists: J. Bedford
Vessel: HMS Rattler

Event Category

19th century conflicts in Asia


Pidcock, George Adolphus
Date of Death: 11/5/1853
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy