Memorial: M5557

Cenotaph at Beechey Island, Nanavut, Canada commemorating Lieutenant Joseph Bellot, d. 1853

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Location

Cenotaph, Beechey Island, Nanavut, Canada, Rest of the World

Transcript

'IN MEMORY / OF LIEUT BELLOT / OF THE FRENCH NAVY / WHO LOST HIS LIFE WHILST / NOBLY AIDING IN SEARCH OF / SIR JOHN FRANKLIN / IN THE WELLINGTON CHANNEL / ON THE 18TH AUGUST 1853 / This tablet / to record the sad event / Was erected by his friend John Barrow / A.D. 1854'

Details

Description: Marble tablet fixed to the cenotaph.
Type: Memorial
Materials: Marble

People

Bellot, Joseph René
Age: 27
Date of Death: 18/8/1853
Cause of Death:
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant
Organisation: French Navy

Extra

Notes: Bellot fell into the ice in the Wellington Channel.

A granite obelisk was unveiled in 1855 in front of Greenwich Hospital. The memorial was funded by the Royal Geographic Society.


Bibliography: George F. M'Dougall 'The eventful voyage of H.M. Discovery ship 'Resolute' to the Arctic Regions'.

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