Memorial: M6517

Memorial at Bowes to Thomas Emerson Headlam RMLI d. 1898

Location

St Giles Church, Bowes, Durham, England

Transcript

‘In Memory of / THOMAS EMERSON HEADLAM / Lieutenant ROYAL MARINE LIGHT INFANTRY / Fifth son of MORLEY HEADLAM of Gilmanby Hall / BORN 16 JANUARY 1876. DIED 11 MAY 1898 / HE VOLUNTEERED FOR SERVICE IN THE WEST AFRICAN FRONTIER / FIELD FORCE AND WAS ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED IN THE RIVER / NIGER AT JEBBA WHILST ON SERVICE IN THE LAGOS HINTERLAND.’

Details

Type: Plaque
Position: North side of chancel
Materials: Brass

Event Category

19th century conflicts in Africa

People

Headlam, Thomas Emerson
Age: 23
Date of Death: 11/5/1898
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant
Organisation: Royal Marine Light Infantry

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