Memorial: M5886

Plaque in Wolborough, Devon dedicated to Admiral William Cornish-Bowden d. 1896


St Mary's Church, Wolborough, Devon, England


'In Loving memory of / William Cornish-Bowden / Admiral. / Kt. Legion of Honour. / Who served his Queen and Country / from 1840 to 1865. / He took part in the Syrian Campaign / and the taking of St Jean D'Acre in 1840. / Was in Chinese war and taking of Canton, 1842-3 in H.M.S. Cornwallis / and distinguished himself at the / Bombardment of Sevastopol in / H.M.S. Arethusa in 1854, also greatly / assisted suppression of the Slave Trade on the West Coast of / Africa and at Zanzibar. /Born 16th April 1826. / Fell asleep 18th April 1896.'


Description: Inscription in an elaborate border with the Naval Crown engraved in the top left hand corner and a foul anchor top right.

Type: Plaque
Position: North wall
Materials: Brass
Vessel: HMS Cornwallis; HMS Arethusa

Event Category

19th century conflicts in Asia


Cornish-Bowden, William
Date of Death: 18/4/1896
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy