Memorial: M5581

Memorial at Lady Franklin Bay, Nunavut, Canada commemorating Charles Paul, RN, and J.J. Hand, RN, d. 1876

Location

Lady Franklin Bay, Nunavut, Canada, Rest of the World

Transcript

‘SACRED / TO THE MEMORY / of / C.W. PAUL A.B. / H.M.S. DISCOVERY / who departed this life / JUNE 29th 1876 / Aged 27 years / THY WILL BE DONE', ‘SACRED / TO THE MEMORY / of / J.J. HAND A.B. / who departed this life / JUNE 3RD 1876 / Aged 29 years / MAY HE REST IN PEACE / THE ABOVE MEN BELONGED TO THE NORTH GREENLAND SLEDGING / PARTY AND ARE INTERRED AT HALL'S REST POLARIS BAY'

Details

Type: Head board
Materials: Wood

People

Hand, J. J.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 3/6/1876
Cause of Death: Scurvy
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Paul, Charles
Age: 27
Date of Death: 29/6/1876
Cause of Death: Scurvy
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: The two men died on Nares' Arctic Expedition 1875-6 and the head board was erected by their comrades.

Bibliography: Adolphus W. Greely 'Three Years of Arctic Service' (London, 1886) vol i, p. 359.