Memorial: M1807

Plaque in St Albans Cathedral to Francis A. Grimston, RN d. 1895


St Alban’s Cathedral, St Albans, Hertfordshire, England


‘Sacred to the memory of / Francis A. Grimston Esqr. Midshipman of H.M.S. “Bonaventure” / who died of typhoid fever at Mauritius. / 19 August 1895, aged 18. / Beloved by all his shipmates. / This tablet is erected by his brother Officers, in affectionate remembrance.’


Description: Brass wall plaque, with gothic lettering picked out in red. It has a rope twist border, with loops at the corners.
Type: Brass
Position: North side of nave
Materials: Brass
Vessel: HMS Bonaventure


Grimston, Francis A.
Age: 18
Date of Death: 19/8/1895
Cause of Death: Infectious disease
Rank / Occupation: Midshipman
Organisation: Royal Navy