Memorial: M6396

Memorial in Hospital Burial Ground, Haslar, Hampshire, commemorating John Simpson d. 1859

Location

Hospital Burial Ground, Haslar, Hampshire, England

Transcript

'Sacred to the memory of John Simpson Surgeon R.N. one of the surgeons of Haslar Hospital and Gosport. Youngest son of the late William Simpson of Larne County Antrim Ireland. The deceased spent five years in the Arctic Regions, serving in H.M.S. Plover, in the search for Sir John Franklin. He died at Haslar Hospital on the 29th of August 1859 aged 39. He also received a Medal for Services in the first China War 1845.'

Details

Vessel: HMS Plover

Event

First China War

Event Date

1839 – 1842

Event Category

19th century conflicts in Asia

People

Simpson, John
Age: 39
Date of Death: 29/8/1859
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Surgeon RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

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2 thoughts on “M6396”

  1. I would like to visit this memorial, as John Simpson was a relative. Where exactly is the “Hospital Burial Ground, Haslar”?

    Thanks for any help

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