Memorial: M6543

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


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


'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.'


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


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


Recorder: Owen McGonagle