Memorial: M1298

Cenotaph on Beechey Island, Nunavut, Canada commemorating John Coombs, RN, d. 1853 and Thomas Hood, RM,  d. 1854

Location

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

Transcript

‘Sacred /TO THE MEMORY OF / JOHN COOMBS, / STOKER, / H.M.S. TENDER INTREPID, / WHO DIED SUDDENLY / WHILE TRAVELLING NEAR POINT NIAS / MELVILLE ISLAND, / MAY 12TH 1853, / AGED 34 YEARS; / ALSO / TO THE MEMORY OF THOMAS HOOD / PRIVATE ROYAL MARINE, / WHO DIED ON BOARD / H.M.S. TENDER INTREPID, / OFF CAPE COCKBURN, / JANUARY 2ND, 1854 / AGED 36 YEARS /'

Details

Description: Lead plate fixed to octagonal memorial surmounted by a ball.
Vessel: HMS Intrepid

People

Coombs, John
Age: 34
Date of Death: 12/5/1853
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Stoker
Organisation: Royal Navy
Hood, Thomas
Age: 36
Date of Death: 2/1/1854
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Private RM
Organisation: Royal Marines

Extra

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). 'Further papers relative to the recent Arctic expedition in search of Sir John Franklin and the crews of H.M.S. Erebus and Terror' (HMSO, 1855) p. 63.