Memorial: M4007

Memorial in All Saints Church, Snodland, Kent commemorating Lieutenant Thomas Waghorn, RN d.1850


All Saints Church, Snodland, Kent, England


‘Erected / To the Memory of / THOMAS FLETCHER WAGHORN / Lieut., R.N., / who departed this life / January 7th 1850 / aged 49 years / Also of Harriet / widow of the above / who departed this life / January 19th, 1856, / aged 54 years.'


Position: Interial


Waghorn, Thomas Fletcher
Age: 49
Date of Death: 7/1/1850
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy


Notes: Waghorn served in the Royal Navy (1812 - 1817), the merchant navy and the Bengal marine pilot service. He pioneered the overland route between Cairo and Suez.

Bibliography: John K. Sidebottom 'The Overland Mail' (Perth, 1948) p. 127
David Saunders ‘Britain’s Maritime Memorials and Mementoes’, 1996, p.111