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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.

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

‘IN MEMORY OF / PATROL LEADER WILLIAM BECKHAM aged 12, / PATROL LEADER HARRY GWYNN aged 13, / SCOUTS: / ALBERT EDWARD FOX aged 12, NOEL FAULKNER FILMER aged 14, / THOMPSON JAMES FILMER aged 12, PERCY BADEN POWELL HUXFORD aged 12, / JAMES SKIPSEY aged 12 EDWARD SMITH aged 11 / Of the 2nd Walworth (Dulwich Mission) troop of Baden Powell's Boy Scouts /
and FRANK MASTERS aged 14 of the Training Ship "Arethusa" / who were drowned off Leysdown on 4th of August 1912.’

Details

Description: A marble stele, decorated with ships prows circled with bronze wreaths. In front, a statue of a scout holding a pole, head bowed.
Type: Memorial
Materials: Marble, bronze
Date Erected: 1914
Artists: Sir Giles Gilbert Scott [designer]; Lillie Reed [sculptor]

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: Commissioned by the 'Daily Express' at a cost of £500. Drawings in British Institute of Architects library. The statue was stolen for scrap in 1969. The marble cenotaph was removed in 1970. The bronze plaque was recovered from a scrap dealer's yard in 1997 and the original is now in the hands of the Friends of Nunhead Cemetery. A fibreglass replica was installed on the wall of the Anglican chapel ruins in 2003.
Bibliography: Roy Masini 'Sea Scouting: a history, 1909-2009'pp. 19-33.

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

Memorial in Hong Kong Cemetery commemorating Joseph Pearson d. 1868

Location

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

Transcript

'Sacred to the memory / of / Joseph Pearson, Assistant Engineer, steamer, 'Suvonada', / a native of Scotland, / who departed this life on the 28 January 1868, / aged 34 years.'

Details

Vessel: Suvonada

People

Pearson, Joseph
Age: 34
Date of Death: 28/8/1868
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Assistant Engineer
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

Recorder: Christine Thomas; Patricia Lim, Gwulo.com

Cullen Old Kirk, Cullen, Moray Scotland

Memorial at Cullen Old Kirk, Cullen, Moray, Scotland commemorating Alexander Duncan, RN, d. 1826

Location

Cullen Old Kirk, Cullen, Moray Scotland

Transcript

“Sacred / to the memory of / ALEXANDER DUNCAN. / Surgeon Royal Navy / who died 13th Feb. 1826 / Aged 62"

Details

Description: Stone wall tablet
Position: Graveyard wall
Materials: stone

People

Duncan, Alexander
Age: 62
Date of Death: 13/2/18326
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Surgeon
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Photographer: P Lacey

Park Street, Portknockie

Memorial commemorating the crew of the ‘SS Moray’, which sank off Logie Head, Cullen on 23rd November 1893

Location

Park Street, Portknockie

Transcript

“This anchor was raised / from the wreck of the / ‘SS Moray’ which sank on 23rd Nov. 1893 / with all hands off / Logie Head, Cullen."

Details

Type: Anchor
Position: Garden
Materials: Metal
Vessel: SS Moray

Event Date

1893

Extra

Photographer: P Lacey