Memorial: M5765

Wall tablet in St Breock, Cornwall dedicated to Lieutenant Montague Molesworth RN d. 1844

Location

St Breock's church, St Breock, Cornwall, England

Transcript

'SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF / MONTAGUE TREBY MOLESWORTH / A LIEUTENANT IN THE ROYAL NAVY / AND SECOND SON OF THE / REVEREND WILLIAM MOLESWORTH / RECTOR OF THIS PARISH / AND ALSO OF / JAMES JACOBS / JAMES HARDIMAN / MURDOCH MCDONALD / THOMAS BROWN / HYDE M. BROWN / RICHARD HILL / AND MICHAEL WHITE / SEAMEN OF HMS CLEOPATRA / WHO WHILE IN THE EXECUTION OF THEIR DUTY / WERE BARBAROUSLY KILLED IN AN AFFRAY WITH THE / NATIVES OF THE WESTERN COAST OF MADAGASCAR / MARCH 23 1844 / THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED BY THEIR SHIPMATES / AS A TOKEN OF ESTEEM FOR THEIR CHARACTERS / AND REGRET FOR THEIR MELANCHOLY FATE.'

Details

Description: Inscription tablet in gothic architectural surround.


Type: Wall tablet
Position: Interior, North wall
Materials: Stone
Vessel: HMS Cleopatra

Event Category

19th century conflicts in Africa

People

Brown, Thomas
Age:
Date of Death: 23/3/1844
Cause of Death: Killed by indigenous people
Rank / Occupation: Rating
Organisation: Royal Navy
Brown, Hyde M.
Age:
Date of Death: 23/3/1844
Cause of Death: Killed by indigenous people
Rank / Occupation: Rating
Organisation: Royal Navy
Hardiman, James
Age:
Date of Death: 23/3/1844
Cause of Death: Killed by indigenous people
Rank / Occupation: Rating
Organisation: Royal Navy
Hill, Richard
Age:
Date of Death: 23/3/1844
Cause of Death: Killed by indigenous people
Rank / Occupation: Rating
Organisation: Royal Navy
Jacobs, James
Age:
Date of Death: 23/3/1844
Cause of Death: Killed by indigenous people
Rank / Occupation: Rating
Organisation: Royal Navy
MacDonald, Murdoch
Age:
Date of Death: 23/3/1844
Cause of Death: Killed by indigenous people
Rank / Occupation: Rating
Organisation: Royal Navy
Molesworth, Montague Treby
Age:
Date of Death: 23/3/1844
Cause of Death: Killed by indigenous people
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy
White, Michael
Age:
Date of Death: 23/3/1844
Cause of Death: Killed by indigenous people
Rank / Occupation: Rating
Organisation:

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