Memorial: M2910

Memorial at the Labuan Botanic Garden, Labuan, Malaysia commemorating Adam Sutherland, RM, d. 1847


Labuan Botanic Garden, Labuan, Malaysia, Rest of the World


'SACRED TO THE MEMORY / COLOUR SERGEANT / ADAM G SUTHERLAND / of the Royal Marines, late / of Her Majesty's Brig / COLUMBINE / who fell mortally wounded / in the noble discharge of his / duty in an attack on Balanini / Pirates in the Cutter / of that Vessel on the / 30th May 1847'


Type: Gravestone
Vessel: HMS Columbine


Sutherland, Adam G.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 30/5/1847
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Colour Sergeant RM
Organisation: Royal Marines


Notes: Several Royal Navy and Royal Marines Officers and Crew were originally at the Old Naval Cemetery, Labuan. In May 1975, the headstones were moved to the Labuan Botanical Gardens.

Bibliography: 'Chowkidar' vol. 7, no.4.