Memorial: M52

Wall tablet in the Church of St John the Baptist, Bishops Tawton, Devon commemorating Lieutenant Lewis Rooke RM d. 1870, a veteran of Trafalgar

Location

Church of St John the Baptist, Bishops Tawton, Devon, England

Transcript

‘TRAFALGAR / SACRED / TO THE MEMORY OF / LEWIS ROOKE ESQR. R.M. / WHO DIED DECEMBER 31ST 1870 / AGED 82 YEARS. / RESURGAM’

Details

Description: Marble wall table in the form of a scroll, Crossed Union Flags (coloured) above the inscription.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: Interial
Materials: Marble

Event

Battle of Trafalgar

Event Date

1805

Event Category

1803-1815 Napoleonic War

People

Rooke, Lewis
Age: 82
Date of Death: 31/12/1870
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: 2nd Lieutenant
Organisation: Royal Marines

Extra

Bibliography: ADM 36/16489
Recorder: Professor Norman Hammond & Dr J. L. Wilson, 2019
Photographer: Professor Norman Hammond 2019