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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)

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

Memorial in Hong Kong Cemetery commemorating Henry Shaw d. 1902

Location

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

Transcript

'IN / LOVING MEMORY / OF / HENRY SHAW, PTE. R.M.L.I. / HMS ARGONAUT / WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE / NOVEMBER 25TH 1902 AGED 28 YEARS / FATHER IN THY GRACIOUS KEEPING / LEAVE ME NOW THY SERVANT SLEEPING'

Details

Description: White marble cross on three tiered plinth, grave with kerb stones.
Type: Cross
Materials: Marble
Vessel: HMS Argonaut

People

Shaw, Henry
Age: 28
Date of Death: 25/11/1902
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Private
Organisation: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Extra

Recorder: Christine Thomas 1988; Patricia Lim, Gwulo.com

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

Headstone in Hong Kong Cemetery commemorating Robert Isherwood Street d. 1867

Location

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

Transcript

'Sacred / TO THE MEMORY OF / ROBERT ISHERWOOD STREET / H.M.S. SLANEY / WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE / 20TH JUL 1867 / ERECTED TO HIS MEMORY / BY HIS SHIPMATES'

Details

Type: Headstone
Vessel: HMS Slaney

People

Street, Robert Isherwood
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 20/7/1867
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Unknown
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Recorder: Patricia Lim, Gwulo.com

Dean Road Cemetery, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England

Gravestone at Dean Road Cemetery, Scarborough commemorating Anthony Wade Postgate d. 1856

Location

Dean Road Cemetery, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England

Transcript

'in affectionate remembrance of Thomas Postgate who died Nov. 5th 1840 Aged 63 years. Also of Anthony Wade Postgate son of the above who died on board the GEM on her passage from St Thomas's, West Indies May 20th 1856 aged 24 years. Also of William who died at Hartlepool November 13th 1857 aged 38 years. Also Jane relict of the above Thomas Postgate died Oct 16th 1869 aged 74 years. Rebecca Wade daughter of the above T.J. Postgate. Born Jan. 25th 1823. Died Sept. 27 1889.'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Vessel: Gem

People

Postgate, Anthony Wade
Age: 24
Date of Death: 20/5/1856
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Mate
Organisation: Merchant service

Extra

Recorder: Alex Chatwin 1980

St Leonard's Church, Chesham Bois, Buckinghamshire, England

Coffin plate at St Leonard’s Church, Chesham Bois commemorating Captain John Pittman RN d. 1742

Location

St Leonard's Church, Chesham Bois, Buckinghamshire, England

Transcript

'JOHN / PITTMAN ESQR. / LATE CAPT. IN HIS / MAJESTY'S NAVY OBT. 8 MAY 1752 / AETAT 64'.

Details

Description: Decorated with shells, flowers and foliage. 35cm h x 27 cm w.
Type: Coffin plate
Position: Cupboard, church vestry
Materials: Lead

People

Pitman, John
Age: 64
Date of Death: 8/5/1752
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Captain
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Not in 'Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal Navy 1660-1815' unless J. Pitman d. 5 March 1752.
Recorder: The Arts Society (NADFAS)

Charlton Cemetery, London, England

Gravestone in Charlton Cemetery, London commemorating Admiral Sir Watkin Pell RN d. 1869

Location

Charlton Cemetery, London, England

Transcript

'IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF / ADMIRAL SIR WATKIN PELL RN / DIED DECEMBER 29TH 1869 / AGED 82'

Details

Description: Gabled granite ledger.
Type: Gravestone
Materials: Granite

Event Category

1803-1815 Napoleonic War

People

Pell, Watkin
Age: 82
Date of Death: 29/12/1869
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Served under Nelson and lost a leg in battle in 1800.
Bibliography: Hugh Mellor 'London Cemeteries' p. 100.

Nunhead Cemetery, London, England

Memorial at Nunhead Cemetery commemorating eight members of the 2nd Walworth Scout Troop and a boy from TS ‘Arethusa’ who died in 1912 following the capsize of their cutter

Location

Nunhead Cemetery, London, England

Transcript

'TO COMMEMORATE / THE SCOUTS OF / THE 2ND WALWORTH TROOP / DROWNED OFF LEYSDOWN / ISLE OF SHEPPEY, / ON 4TH AUGUST 1912 / GONE HOME / WILLIAM BECKHAM AGED 12 / ALBERT DACK AGED 11 / ALBERT FILMEN AGED 14 / HARRY GWYNN AGED 13 / PERCY HUXFORD AGED 12 / JAMES SKIPSEA AGED 12 / EDWARD SMITH AGED 11 / AND FRANK MASTERS AGED 14 / OF THE TRAINING SHIP / ARETHUSA', 'THIS STONE ERECTED / IN 1992 REPLACES THE / MEMORIAL DESIGNED / BY / SIR GILES GILBERT SCOTT / DONATED BY / KELLAWAYS FUNERAL SERVICES / & FRANCIS CHAPPELL / MONUMENTAL MASONS LIMITED / WITH THE HELP OF / THE FRIENDS OF / NUNHEAD CEMETERY'

Details

Description: White marble in the shape of an open book carved with 1912 Scout badge.
Type: Memorial
Materials: Marble

People

Beckham, William
Age: 12
Date of Death: 4/8/1912
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Patrol Leader
Organisation: Boy Scouts
Dack, Albert
Age: 11
Date of Death: 4/8/1912
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Scout
Organisation: Boy Scouts
Filmer, Noel
Age: 14
Date of Death: 4/8/1912
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Scout
Organisation: Boy Scouts
Filmer, Thompson
Age: 12
Date of Death: 4/8/1912
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Scout
Organisation: Boy Scouts
Gwynn, Harry
Age: 13
Date of Death: 4/8/1912
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Patrol Leader
Organisation: Boy Scouts
Huxford, Percy
Age: 12
Date of Death: 4/8/1912
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Scout
Organisation: Boy Scouts
Skipsea, James
Age: 12
Date of Death: 4/8/1912
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Scout
Organisation: Boy Scouts
Masters, Frank
Age: 14
Date of Death: 4/8/1912
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Trainee
Organisation: Arethusa

Extra

Notes: Drowned when their cutter capsized off the Isle of Sheppey, when the scouts were on a camping expedition. There is also a memorial to the eight boys, consisting of a bronze plaque set in a Kentist ragstone boulder at Leystone (St Clement) churchyard near the scene of the accident.
Bibliography: Roy Masini 'Sea Scouting: a history, 1909-2009'pp. 19-33.