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All Saints Church, The Mumbles, Swansea, Wales

Headstone at All Saints Church, the Mumbles, Swansea commemorating John Mockress d. 1739 and his son of the same name d. 1759

Location

All Saints Church, The Mumbles, Swansea, Wales

Transcript

‘Here / Lyeth the body of John / Mockress of this parish Mar / iner, who departed this life / the fifteenth day of Decr / 1739 Aged 59 Years. / Here also lieth the Body of / John Mockress Mariner / Son to the above who De / parted this life the Sixth day of May 1759 Aged 42 Years / Also here lieth the Body / of Mary Relict of ye above / Jn. Mockress, and late Wife / of Rd. Burt, who Died the / 30th of August 1788 / Above 60 Years I lived here / Before my Glass was Past / Then left this life in hope ye Christ / Will rise me at the last. / Here also lieth the body of ye above / Richd Burt who departed this life / the 16th day of April 1805 / Aged 79 Years.’

Details

Description: Headstone.
Type: Gravestone
Position: Churchyard

People

Mockress, John
Age: 59
Date of Death: 30/5/1759
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Mariner
Organisation: Unknown
Mockress, John
Age: 42
Date of Death: 6/5/1759
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Mariner
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

Notes: findagrave.com

Naval Cemetery, St Mary's Church, Shotley, Suffolk, England

Memorial at the Naval Cemetery,  St Mary’s Church, Shotley, Suffolk commemorating Herbert Arthur Whitehouse d. 1917

Location

Naval Cemetery, St Mary's Church, Shotley, Suffolk, England

Transcript

'Herbert Arthur WHITEHOUSE RNAS age 21 who died 2 Aug 1917 of wounds he received from German aircraft. The only son of Herbert and Louise Whitehouse, Manchester.

Details

Type: Gravestone

Event Category

1914-1918 First World War

People

Whitehouse, Herbert Arthur
Age: 21
Date of Death: 2/8/1917
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Unknown
Organisation: Royal Naval Air Service

Extra

Recorder: Reverend William Henry Donnan 1967

St Nicholas Church, Leeds, Kent, England

Window at St Nicholas Church, Leeds, Kent dedicated to Frederick White Chaplin RN 1930Window at St Nicholas Church, Leeds, Kent dedicated to Frederick White, Chaplain RN d. 1930

Location

St Nicholas Church, Leeds, Kent, England

Transcript

'For a remembrance before God / of Frederick White M.A. late Chaplain R.N. / and Rector of Westbere, Kent, 1927-1930, / who died November 10th 1930, / Ionna, his wife, dedicates this window.'

Details

Description: Window of two lights and one tracery light. Tracery light depicts two demi-angels wearing coronets standing behind a balcony. Their wings are yellow with peacock markings. They hold a scroll : 'He will swallow up death in victory'. Left main light: depicts the three three Mary's with a scroll: 'The Angel of the Lord / descended from Heaven and said / unto the women, he is not here / for he has risen as He said'. Right main window: 'The risen Christ appearing to Mary Magdalene. Scroll: 'Jesus saith unto her, "Mary" / she saith unto him "Rabboni"'.
Type: Window
Position: North aisle, north wall
Materials: Glass, lead
Date Erected: 1933
Artists: Kempe and Co.

People


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Extra

Notes: DOSSIER
Recorder: The Arts Society (NADFAS) 1999

Naval Hospital Old Burial Ground (nurses home), Greenwich, London, England

Memorial at Greenwich commemorating William Watt, Surgeon RN d.1837

Location

Naval Hospital Old Burial Ground (nurses home), Greenwich, London, England

Transcript

'Sacred to the memory of / William Watt Esq / Surgeon RN / who died [Aug 1837] / Aged 45 / Dedicated by a fellow.'

Details

Position: Enclosure

People


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Notes: PRO Greenwich Hospital Memorial Inscriptions 99618

St Michael's Church, Lyme Regis, Dorset, England

Memorial at Lyme Regis commemorating Commander Henry Waring RN d. 1837

Location

St Michael's Church, Lyme Regis, Dorset, England

Transcript

'In memory of Henry Waring Commander in the Royal Navy, of Ford, Salop, died February 18th 1837 aged 64 also Margaret his wife died February 5th 1842 aged 53.'

Details

Type: Plaque
Materials: Brass

People

Waring, Henry
Age: 64
Date of Death: 18/2/1837
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Commander
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Recorder: David Saunders 1991

Hong Kong Cemetery, Happy Valley, Hong Kong, China, Rest of the World

Memorial in Hong Kong Cemetery commemorating Joseph Viney d. 1866

Location

Hong Kong Cemetery, Happy Valley, Hong Kong, China, Rest of the World

Transcript

'Sacred to the memory of Joseph Viney of Lewisham, Kent latre Capt. Steward P & O S N Co. died 7th August 1866 aged 29 years.'

Details

Type: Gravestone

People

Viney, Joseph
Age: 29
Date of Death: 7/8/1866
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Captain’s Steward
Organisation: P & O Line

Extra

Recorder: Christine Thomas; Patricia Lim, Gwulo.com

North Front Cemetery, Gibraltar, Rest of the World

Memorial in North Front Cemetery, Gibraltar commemorating Henry Timpson RMLI d. 1859

Location

North Front Cemetery, Gibraltar, Rest of the World

Transcript

'...Henry Timpson, Captain of Royal Marine Light Infantry of H.M.S. Marlborough, died 22nd November 1859, aged 40' [not exact] 'He served his country for 24 years having been engaged in China in 1842 and was present throughout the Eastern Campaign of 1854-55 including the Siege and Fall of Sebastopol and battles of Balaclava and Inkerman...'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Vessel: HMS Marlborough

Event

First China War: Crimea War

Event Date

1839-1842; 1853-1856

Event Category

19th century conflicts in Asia

People

Timpson, Henry
Age: 40
Date of Death: 22/11/1859
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Captain
Organisation: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Extra

Recorder: B.D. & G.L. Metherell 1985

St Mary's Church, East Molesey, Surrey, England

Coffin plate at St Mary’s Church, East Molesey, Surrey commemorating Admiral Sir John Sutton d. 1825

Location

St Mary's Church, East Molesey, Surrey, England

Transcript

'Sir John Sutton / Knight Commander / of the Most Honorable / Military Order of the Bath / Admiral of the White Squadron of / His Majesty's Fleet / Departed this Life / the 8th August 1825 / Aged 67 years'

Details

Type: Coffin plate

People

Sutton, John
Age: 67
Date of Death: 8/8/1825
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Also coffin plates for his daughter Frances d. 6 December 1824 aged 17 and his only son John Thomas b. 8th May 1813 and died 12 September 1835.
Recorder: Weybridge Museum 1991

Kilchattan Cemetery, Isle of Colonsay, Argyllshire, Scotland

Headstone commemorating R. Stewart MN d. 1940 aged 38 in the loss of HMS ‘Transylvania’

Location

Kilchattan Cemetery, Isle of Colonsay, Argyllshire, Scotland

Transcript

'R. STEWART / DONKEYMAN NAP (MN) / HMS TRANSYLVANIA / 10th AUGUST 1940 AGE 38'

Details

Type: Headstone
Vessel: HMS Transylvania

People

Stewart, R.
Age: 38
Date of Death: 10/8/1940
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Engineer
Organisation: Merchant Navy

Extra

Notes: Sunk by U-56.
Recorder: Kevin Byrne 1996

Holy Cross Church, Seend, Wiltshire, England

Wall memorial at Seend, Wiltshire commemorating Captain Isaac Schomberg RN d. 1813

Location

Holy Cross Church, Seend, Wiltshire, England

Transcript

'In Memory of / Isaac Schomberg Esquire / a Captain and Commissioner / of the Royal Navy / Died 20th January 1813 / Aged 59 / His remains are interred in the / Family Vault at St George's in the East / Middlesex'

Details

Description: Narrow, gothic wall tablet, with arch, gable and pinnacles.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: North aisle, east wall
Materials: Stone and marble

People

Schomberg, Isaac
Age:
Date of Death: 20/1/1813
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Recorder: The Arts Society (NADFAS)