Cenotaph at Beechey Island, Nanavut, Canada commemorating Lieutenant Joseph Bellot, d. 1853
Cenotaph, Beechey Island, Nanavut, Canada, Rest of the World
'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'
Date of Death: 18/8/1853
Cause of Death:
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant
Organisation: French Navy
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'.