Memorial: M5596

Memorial at Extra-Mural Cemetery, Brighton, England commemorating Edward Bransfield, RN, d.1852

Location

Extra-Mural Cemetery, Brighton, England

Transcript

‘Sacred to the memory of Edward Bransfield, Esq, the Royal Navy, Died 31st October, 1852. Age 67 years’.

Details

Type: Raised ledger
Position: Graveyard
Materials: stone
Vessel: Williams

People

Bransfield, Edward
Age: 67
Date of Death: 31/09/1852
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Master & Pilot
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: A memorial was erected to Edward Bransfield in his home village of Ballinacurra, County Cork, Ireland in January 2020, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Bransfield’s discovery of the continent of Antarctica.