Memorial: M1847

Wall tablet in St Nicholas’s Church, Childe Okeford, Dorset, dedicated to Charles Cox d. 1796


St Nicholas's Church, Childe Okeford, Dorset, England


'In memory of Charles Cox, late carpenter's mate of His Majesty's ship Crescent who was unfortunately killed by a musket ball fired from the shore by Edward Nexton surgeon's mate of the Sceptre at the Cape of Good Hope on the 18th July 1796 aged 25 years'


Type: Wall tablet
Position: Tower
Materials: White marble
Vessel: HMS Crescent


Cox, Charles
Age: 25
Date of Death: 18/7/1796
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Carpenter's mate RN
Organisation: Royal Navy


Bibliography: J.D. Spinney 'Some Naval Memorials in Dorset', 'Mariner's Mirror' vol. 73, p. 195 (Greenwich,1987).