Memorial: M1086

Memorial in York Minster commemorating Lieutenant Willoughby Moore and those lost in the ‘Europa’ transport 1854

Location

York Minster, York, North Yorkshire, England

Transcript

'In memory of Lieutenant Colonel Willoughby Moore of the 6th Iniskilling Dragoons and of those who perished with him in the Europa transport burnt at sea on 1 June 1854. I will bring my people again from the depths of the sea' [Also, reading clockwise from the same spot] 'Lieutenant Henry Charles Dawson died at Balaclava October 1854 aged 19. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.They are blessed by the name of the Lord' [List on brass plaque at base] 'Lt Col Willoughby Moore / Veterinary Surgeon James Kelly / Sergeant Thomas W. Goore / Sergeant Charles Moutray / Hospital Sergeant William Johnston / Farrier Major Andrew McClelland / Lance Sergeant John Watson / Lance Corporal Robert T.Wilson / Privates John Coleman, John Evans, James Killender, Patrick Maguire, Dennis Mahon, Phillip McCaffrey, William Strong, Abel Walters, Houtt Waring, John Watson'

Details

Description: Gothic architectural surround. Relief of Lieutenant-Colonel Willoughby Moore standing surrounded by soldiers on the deck of the burning vessel. He extends a hand to reassure a seaman. List of casualties on brass plate below.
Type: Monument
Position: Aisle, south side of choir
Materials: Marble
Artists: John Birnie Philip
Vessel: Europa

People

Coleman, John
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1854
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Private
Organisation: British Army
Evans, John
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1854
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Private
Organisation: British Army
Goore, Thomas W.
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1854
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Sergeant
Organisation: British Army
Johnston, William
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1854
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Hospital Sergeant
Organisation: British Army
Kelly, James
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1854
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Veterinary surgeon
Organisation: British Army
Killender, James
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1854
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Private
Organisation: British Army
Maguire, Patrick
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1854
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Private
Organisation: British Army
Mahon, Dennis
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1854
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Private
Organisation: British Army
McCaffrey, Phillip
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1854
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Private
Organisation: British Army
McClelland, Andrew
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1854
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Farrier
Organisation: British Army
Moore, Willoughby
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1854
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant Colonel
Organisation: British Army
Moutray, Charles
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1854
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Sergeant
Organisation: British Army
Strong, William
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1854
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Private
Organisation: British Army
Walters, Abel
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1854
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Private
Organisation: British Army
Waring, Houtt
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1854
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Private
Organisation: British Army
Watson, John
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1854
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Private
Organisation: British Army
Watson, John
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1854
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lance Sergeant
Organisation: British Army
Wilson, Robert T.
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1854
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lance Corporal
Organisation: British Army

Extra

Notes: Names of other members of the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons listed below.
Bibliography: Ed. G.E. Aylmer & Reginald Cant 'A History of York Minster' (Oxford, 1977). Barbara Tomlinson ‘Commemorating the seafarer: monuments, memorials and memory’ (London, 2015) pp/166-7.