Memorial: M4854

Memorial in Winchester Cathedral commemorating  Lieutenant William Carmichael Forrest RN and other officers  of HMS ‘Doterel’ lost 1881

Location

Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire, England

Transcript

'IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF / WILLIAM CARMICHAEL FORREST / 1ST LIEUT H.M.S. DOTEREL / SON OF/CAPTAIN FORREST / CHIEF CONSTABLE OF THIS COUNTY AND SELINA HIS WIFE / WHO LOST HIS LIFE BY THE ACCIDENTAL / EXPLOSION OF THE SHIP'S MAGAZINE / AND CONSEQUENT FOUNDERING OF THE SHIP / OFF SANDY POINT IN THE STRAITS OF MAGELLAN / ON THE 26TH DAY OF APRIL 1881 / HIS BODY WAS RECOVERED / AND BURIED IN THE CEMETERY AT / SANDY POINT ON THE 4TH DAY OF JULY' [Above on rock] 'MODEL OF MEMORIAL IN CEMETERY AT SANDY POINT' [On cross] 'In Memory / of the/OFFICERS / and / SHIP'S COMPANY / of / H.M.S. DOTEREL / blown up at / Sandy Point / 26 April 1881 / Erected by / H.M.S. Turquoise / July 1st 1881 / OFFICERS / W. Forrest: Lieut / A.R. Creagh: Nav Lieut / Septs Evans: Staff Surgeon / W. Reid: Chief Engr / Ord: Engr: Chas Irving / Jerh Driscoll: Gunr / W.M. Tailor: Boatsn'

Details

Description: In a gothic archtectural surround. Two seamen in relief flanking the inscription, a cross standing on a plinth represented above it.
Type: Wall monument
Position: South aisle
Materials: Marble
Vessel: HMS Doterel

People

Forrest, William Carmichael
Age:
Date of Death: 26/4/1881
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy
Creagh, A.R.
Age:
Date of Death: 26/4/1881
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Navigating Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy
Evans, S
Age:
Date of Death: 26/4/1881
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Staff Surgeon
Organisation: Royal Navy
Reid, W.
Age:
Date of Death: 26/4/1881
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Chief Engineer
Organisation: Royal Navy
Irving, Charles
Age:
Date of Death: 26/4/1881
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Engineer
Organisation: Royal Navy
Driscoll, J
Age:
Date of Death: 26/4/1881
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Gunner
Organisation: Royal Navy
Tailor, W.M.
Age:
Date of Death: 26/4/1881
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Boatswain
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Bibliography: David Saunders 'Maritime Memorials & Mementoes' (Yeovil, 1996) p.129; 'Mariner's Mirror' p. 58 'Ships and Monuments in the Solent Area' p. 212.
Recorder: Timothy Wilson 1979
Photographer: Patricia Barber 2012