Memorial: M4740

Gravestone at All Saints Church, West Bromwich commemorating Captain James Eaton RN d. 1857, a veteran of Trafalgar

Location

All Saints Church, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England

Transcript

'SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF / CAPTAIN JAMES EATON R.N. / OF HILL HOUSE, WEST BROMWICH / WHO DIED OF FEB 28th 1857 / AGED 71 YEARS. / HE WAS A GALLANT OFFICER AND / AN AFFECTIONATE HUSBAND / HE WAS SIGNAL MIDSHIPMAN / AT THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR / OCT 21st 1805 / AND HAD THE HONOUR OF REPEATING / FROM THE VICTORY NELSON'S LAST / IMMORTAL SIGNAL: / ENGLAND EXPECTS THAT EVERY / MAN THIS DAY WILL DO HIS DUTY.'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Position: Churchyard

Event

Battle of Trafalgar

Event Date

1805

Event Category

1803-1815 Napoleonic War

People

Eaton, James
Age: 71
Date of Death: 28/2/1857
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Bibliography: Graham Dean and Keith Evans 'Nelson's Heroes' (Norwich, 1994) pp. 86-7.

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