Memorial: M6552

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.’


Description: '...the grave is a black slab of a sort of land slate supported by four square stone pillars...' Fitzjames
Type: Ledger
Materials: Slate
Vessel: HMS 'Rose'


Barrow, William
Age: 28
Date of Death: 26/2/1838
Cause of Death: Infectious disease
Rank / Occupation: Commander
Organisation: Royal Navy


Notes: Barrow died of tuberculosis.
Bibliography: William Battersby 'James Fitzjames: the mystery man of the Franklin expedition' p. 126.

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