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Dereham Cemetery, Dereham, Norfolk

Memorial at Dereham Cemetery, Dereham, Norfolk commemorating John Craske, 1943

Location

Dereham Cemetery, Dereham, Norfolk

Transcript

’TO THE GLORY OF GOD JOHN CRASKE / ENTERED INTO REST AUGUST 26TH 1943’ / ‘RESTING'

Details

Description: Mosaic of white whale created from white chippings within a background of grey chippings

People

Craske, John
Age: 62
Date of Death: 26/8/1943
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman & Artist
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

Notes: Craske was born in Sheringham, Norfolk in 1881. He began deep-sea fishing with his father and brothers at the age of 14 years. In 1917, Craske was conscripted into the army but was invalided out with influenza. His doctor prescribed sea air and embroidery. Craske created numerous paintings and embroideries, including a large scale embroidery of the Dunkirk landing, now in the Norwich Castle Museum. Other works by Craske are in the Sheringham Museum, Norfolk.

His grave was restored by the artist’s great nephew, Trevor Craske and his wife Liz in 2020

All Saints Church, Moreston, Norfolk

Memorial at All Saints Church, Morston, Norfolk commemorating William Pells, d. 1843

Location

All Saints Church, Moreston, Norfolk

Transcript

‘To / the Memory of / WILLIAM PELLS. / (of this Parish) / Aged 12 Years / who was drowned on / the Stiffly Sands / on the night of Aug. / 23 1843 /'

Details

Type: Headstone
Position: Churchyard

People

Pells, William
Age: 12
Date of Death: 23/8/1843
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Unknown
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

Photographer: P Lacey

All Saints Church, Moreston, Norfolk

Memorial at All Saints Church, Moreston, Norfolk commemorating Andrew Herbert Athill, d. 2005

Location

All Saints Church, Moreston, Norfolk

Transcript

‘ANDREW / HERBERT / ATHILL / 21 May 1920 / 17 August 2005'

Details

Description: Headstone with relief carving of a sailing yacht
Type: Headstone

People

Athill, Andrew Herbert
Age: 85
Date of Death: 17/8/2005
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Major, Sailing Instructor & Oyster Grower
Organisation: Self Employed

Extra

Notes: Major Andrew Athill established a sailing school at Morston in 1952

Photographer: P Lacey

All Saints Church, Moreston, Norfolk

Memorial at All Saints Church, Morston, Norfolk commemorating William Luce, d. 1834

Location

All Saints Church, Moreston, Norfolk

Transcript

‘In / Memory / of / Wm LUCE, SON OF WM AND / ANNA LUCE. / drown’d from a perventive [sic] boat, / Febry 26th 1834, leaving a tender / Mother, to lament for an only son. / Aged 22. // Death no warning to me gave, / But quickly sent me to my grave; / When far from friends remote from home / The depths receive my last sad moan; / Drown’d without a tender mothers care / To soothe my cold heart, nor hear my / parting prayer.'

Details

Description: Headstone with lightly carved bird and masted ship above the text
Type: Headstone
Position: Churchyard

People

Luce, William
Age: 22
Date of Death: 26/2/1834
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Unknown
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

Photographer: P Lacey

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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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