Memorial: M5758

Memorial at Kensal Green Cemetery, London commemorating Rear Admiral Henry Dundas Trotter d. 1859

Location

Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green, London, England

Transcript

'IN MEMORY OF / HENRY DUNDAS TROTTER / REAR ADMIRAL IN THE ROYAL NAVY / LATE COMMANDER IN CHIEF ON THE / CAPE OF GOOD HOPE STATION / WHO DIED 14th JULY 1859, AGED 56 IN 1841 HE COMMANDED THE NIGER EXHIBITION / UNDER TAKEN BY HM GOVERNMENT / WITH THE VIEW OF SUPPRESSING THE SLAVE TRADE / BY INTRODUCING LAWFUL COMMERCE AND THE BLESSINGS / OF THE GOSPEL INTO THE INTERIOR OF AFRICA / WHETHER IN ACTIVE SERVICE / OR UNEMPLOYED IN HIS / PROFESSION, HE DEVOTED HIS TALENTS AND ENERGY TO / PROMOTE THE GLORY OF GOD AND THE WELFARE OF MAN / ESPECIALLY IN THE CHRISTIAN CIVILISATION / OF AFRICA, AND THE MORAL AND RELIGIOUS / IMPROVEMENTS OF THE BRITISH SEAMEN / 'THE MEMORY OF THE JUST IS BLESSED'

Details

Description: Low monument with flat top
Type: Memorial
Position: 15364/87/RS
Materials: Red Peterhead granite

Extra

Notes: He served in the East and West Indies and commanded the 'Curlew' on the west African coast and captured pirates. Trotter was Commander in Chief of the Cape of Good Hope Station. In 1841 he commanded the Niger expedition to suppress the slave trade by introducing lawful commerce.
Bibliography: DNB

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