Memorial: M6343

Memorial plaque at St Nicholas’ Church, Blakeney, Norfolk commemorating Robert Balding, RN, d. 1914

Location

St Nicholas' Church, Blakeney, Norfolk

Transcript

'Giving thanks to God / for the Beloved Memory / of / Robert Balding, / Aged 34, / who gave his life for his Country, / Sept 21st 1914 / by torpedoing of / H.M.S. Aboukir. / "Thou art the same and / they years shall not fail."'

Details

Description: Brass plaque on a wooden base.
Type: plaque
Materials: brass; wood
Vessel: HMS Aboukir

Event

World War 1

Event Date

1914

People

Balding, Robert
Age: 34
Date of Death: 21/9/1914
Cause of Death: War casulty
Rank / Occupation: Unknown
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: The HMS Aboukir, together with HMS Cressy and HMS Hogue, were sunk on 22nd September 1914, with the total loss of 1,400 men.