Memorial: M6543

Memorial at St Mura’s Graveyard, Fahan, County Donegal commemorating John Higgs, RN, d. 1809

Location

St Mura's Graveyard, Fahan, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland

Transcript

'Beneath is the Remains of / John Higgs Lieutenant in his / Majesty's Navy who arrived / on this coast in the year 1804 with Gun Vessels and in the command of which he died March 28th 1809 / Aged 31 Years. / Farewell dear Friend a short farewell / Till we shall meet again above / in the sweet Groves where pleasures dwell / And trees of Life bear Fruits of love.'

Details

Description: Slate Slab 201 x 95 cm.
Type: Ledger
Materials: Slate

People

Higgs, John
Age: 31
Date of Death: 28/3/1809
Cause of Death: unknown
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Recorder: Owen McGonagle