Memorial: M633

Chest-tomb of Captain John Debenham RN  d. 1847 in Brompton Cemetery

Location

Brompton Cemetery, Old Brompton Road, London, England

Transcript

'In Memory of CAPTAIN JOHN DEBENHAM.RN / BORN NOVR 12 1772 AT BOLTON CASTLE YORKS. DIED JUNE 15 1847. A / GOOD CHRISTIAN FRIEND AND FATHER. HE ENTERED THE ROYAL NAVY / 1789.WAS ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN ALL THE NAVAL AND MILITARY OPERATIONS OF / THAT TIME TO 1814. PARTICULARLY ON 29 MAY & 1ST JUNE WITH LORD HOWE / 1794. LORD BRIDPORTS RENCONTRE OFF L'ORIENT. THE CAPTURE OF TRINI / DAD. THE CHANNEL FLEET. CORUNNA & WALCHAREN. LASTLY AT THE PASSAGE OF THE BAR OF BAYONNE WHERE HE SUCCEEDED FIRST IN PASSING / THE BARS THEN IN LANDING THE TROOPS. IN THIS SERVICE HE / SAVED MANY LIVES FOR WHICH HE RECEIVED THE PERSONAL THANKS / OF THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON & ALL THE MILITARY COMMANDERS THERE / ASSEMBLED & WAS HONOURABLY GAZETTED FOR HIS BRAVERY AND / EXERTIONS AT THAT PLACE'

Details

Description: Chest-tomb with carving of a dismasted warship on top.


Type: Chest-tomb

Event

Glorious First of June

Event Date

1794

Event Category

1793-1802 French Revolutionary War

People

Debenham, John
Age:
Date of Death: 15/6/1847
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

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