Memorial: M1784

Tomb at St Andrew’s Church, Charmouth, commemorating Lieutenant James Warden RN d. 1792


St Andrew's Church, Charmouth, Dorset, England


'To THE MEMORY of JAMES WARDEN Esq. Who fell in a duel the 28th of April 1792 In the 56th year of his age.', 'He was created Lieutenant in the year 1760. He was in 19 engagements during the memorable expedition against the French fleet under the gallant Hawke and was present at the surrender of Belleisle. On the commencement of hostilities with America he voluntarily came forward to offer his service and was in the number of those who first landed the British Grenadiers on that shore. After escaping the various dangers inseparable from his profession, he had the misfortune to experience the untimely end above mentioned'


Type: Tomb
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Limestone

Event Category

1775-1783 American Revolutionary War


Warden, James
Age: 56
Date of Death: 28/4/1792
Cause of Death: Killed in a duel
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy


Notes: Quarrelled with a neighbour over a boundary.
Bibliography: J.D. Spinney 'Some Naval Memorials in Dorset', 'Mariner's Mirror' vol. 73, p. 194 (Greenwich,1987); George Osborn 'Dorset Curiosities' (Wimborne, 1986).
Recorder: Colin Harris