Memorial: M4996

Memorial  in Chubut, Patagonia, Argentina commemorating George Oiller Crumby d. 1887

Location

Chubut, Patagonia, Argentina

Transcript

[Bronze plate] 'GEORGE CRUMBY CAPT FORETOP / HMS RUBY - DEAD MAY 15TH 1887 / AGE XXIX'

Details

Description: Oak cross (now fallen) with a contemporary bronze plaque and four other plaques left at later dates by the Argentinian Navy.
Type: Cross
Materials: Oak, Bronze
Vessel: HMS Ruby

People

Crumby, George Oiller
Age: 29
Date of Death: 15/5/1887
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Captain of the Foretop
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Died from injuries received by an explosion of gun cotton whilst at torpedo practice off Monte Video on the 2nd May 1887 see memorial card REL0504. See blog by Patricio Donato.
Recorder: Patricio Donato 2018

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