Memorial: M6616

Memorial sarcophagus at St Mary the Virgin (formerly Burnham Westgate), Burnham Market, commemorating Commander Robert Pilch, RN, d. 1846

Location

St Mary the Virgin (formerly Burnham Westgate), Burnham Market, Norfolk

Transcript

‘To the Memory / of / Commander ROBT. PILCH / of the / Royal Navy, / who died / November 25th 1846 / Aged 81 Years.'

Details

Description: Plain sarcophagus memorial. Large crack through the dedication.

People

Pilch, Robert
Age: 81
Date of Death: 25/11/1846
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Commander
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Robert Pilch joined the Navy in 1783. He commanded Bellerophon and Elephant. He was awarded rank of Commander in 1813.
Recorder: Pippa Lacey
Photographer: Pippa Lacey