Memorial: M993

Wall plaque in St Paul’s Cathedral, London commemorating Lieutenant Harold Charrington RN d. 1882

Location

St Paul's Cathedral, London, England

Transcript

'IN MEMORY OF THREE BRAVE MEN / PROFESSOR EDWARD HENRY PALMER / FELLOW OF S.JOHN'S COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE, / LORD ALMONER'S READER IN ARABIC AND / A SCHOLAR AND LINGUIST OF RARE GENIUS: / CAPTAIN WILLIAM JOHN GILL, R.E. / AN ARDENT AND ACCOMPLISHED SOLDIER / AND A DISTINGUISHED EXPLORER: / LIEUTENANT HAROLD CHARRINGTON. / R.N. OF H.M.S. EURYALUS, A YOUNG / OFFICER OF HIGH PROMISE; / WHO WHEN TRAVELLING ON PUBLIC DUTY / INTO THE SINAI DESERT WERE TREACHEROUSLY / AND CRUELY SLAIN IN THE WADI SADR / AUGUST 11TH MDCCCLXXXII / THEIR REMAINS AFTER THE LAPSE OF / MANY WEEKS HAVING BEEN PARTIALLY / RECOVERED AND BROUGHT TO ENGLAND / WERE DEPOSITED HERE WITH CHRISTIAN / RITES APRIL 6TH MDCCCLXXXIII / THIS TABLET HAS BEEN ERECTED BY / THE COUNTRY IN WHOSE SERVICE THEY / DIED TO COMMEMORATE THEIR NAMES / THEIR WORTH AND THEIR FATE'

Details

Type: Wall plaque
Position: Crypt
Materials: Brass
Vessel: HMS Euryalus

Event

Anglo-Egyptian War

Event Date

1882

Event Category

19th century conflicts in Asia

People

Charrington, Harold
Age: c. 25
Date of Death: 11/8/1882
Cause of Death: Murdered
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Also a wall plaque in St Dunston's Church, Hunsdon, Hertfordshire noted by Mr James Lewis Young.

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