Memorial: M3848

Memorial in St Gregory’s Church, Seaton, Devon commemorating William Henry Paulson midshipman, RN d. 1817


St Gregory's Church, Seaton, Devon, England


'... who with 8 seamen all Volunteers perished in a gale of wind off Sidmouth whilst cruising in a galley for the prevention of smuggling on the 13th of June 1817 in the 23rd year of his age'


Vessel: HMS 'Queen Charlotte'


Paulson, William Henry
Age: 22
Date of Death: 13/6/1817
Cause of Death: Vessel Lost
Rank / Occupation: Midshipman
Organisation: Royal Navy


Notes: At the time of death was commanding a gallery with eight volunteer men ‘for the prevention of smuggling’.

Bibliography: Lisa Newcombe 'Smuggling in Cornwall and Devon'.
Recorder: E.R. Stage