Memorial of Commander William Barrow RN d. 1838, Simon’s Town
Simon's Town, South Africa
‘SACRED / TO THE MEMORY OF / WILLIAM BARROW ESQUIRE / Late Commander of Her Majesty’s Ship ROSE / Who fell Victim to disease contracted in the East Indies / When zealously employed in the execution of his duty / the young Officer of great promise / thus cut off in the prime of Life / yielded it up in pious resignation / to the ALMIGHTY WILL on the 26th February 1838 / Aged 28 Years.’
Vessel: HMS 'Rose'
Date of Death: 26/2/1838
Cause of Death: Infectious disease
Rank / Occupation: Commander
Organisation: Royal Navy
Bibliography: William Battersby 'James Fitzjames: the mystery man of the Franklin expedition' p. 126.