Memorial at Lichfield Cathedral to Admiral Sir William Parker d. 1866.
Lichfield Cathedral, Lichfield, Staffordshire, England
[On wall behind the tomb] ‘In memory of Sir William Parker, Baronet, of Shenstone Lodge, Knight Grand Cross of the most Honourable Order of the Bath, Admiral of the Fleet, Principal Naval Aide-de-Camp to the Queen, one of the Elder Brethren of the Honourable Corporation of the Trinity House, the last survivor of Nelson’s captains. Born 1st December, 1781. Died 13th November, 1866. Erected by many attached professional followers and friends in admiration of his sterling virtues and eminent public services.’
Type: Altar tomb
Position: South wall behind the altar
Materials: English alabaster and Pyrrenean jasper
Artists: Scott, George Gilbert [designer]; Poole, Henry & Sons [maker]
First China War
1839 - 1842
British conflicts in Asia
Date of Death: 13/11/1866
Cause of Death: unknown
Rank / Occupation: Admiral of the Fleet
Organisation: Royal Navy
Bibliography: Savage, Morris Boscawen ‘Lichfield Cathedral: A history of the Naval and Military Monuments, Memorials and Colours’ (Lichfield, 1967) p. 24.
Photographer: Barbara Tomlinson