Memorial: M1292

Cenotaph on Beechey Island, Nunavut, Canada commemorating James Wilkie, d. 1854


Cenotaph, Beechey Island, Nunavut, Canada, Rest of the World


'To the memory of JAMES WILKIE, ice quartermaster who died on board H.M.S. Intrepid, off Cape Cockburn February 2nd 1854. Aged 38 years'


Description: Lead plate fixed to an octagonal wooden memorial surmounted by a ball.
Type: Wood; lead
Vessel: HMS Intrepid


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Notes: Transcript in account of Belcher expedition 1852-4. 'Inscriptions on the cenotaph in Beechey Island'.
Bibliography: Sir Edward Belcher 'The Last of the Arctic Voyages: being an narrative of the expedition in HMS Assistance under the command of Sir Edward Belcher, CB, in search of Sir John Franklin, during the years 1852-53-54' (London, 1855).