Memorial: M4009

Plaque at St Mary the Virgin, Ingestre commemorating Sub-Lieutenant William Talbot d. 1872


Church of St Mary the Virgin, Ingestre, Staffordshire, England


‘To the beloved memory of / Sub Lieutenant William Talbot RN / aged 24 who was drowned at sea off the coast of / Portugal 3rd March 1872 with nine others of a boat's crew / in a gallant attempt to save the life of a shipmate. / This tablet is placed by his brother officers to record their deep / regret at his loss and their warm admiration of his heroic conduct. / Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.’ [On arch] 'H.M.S. ARIADNE'


Description: A brass plate with a border of oak leaves, anchors in the corners and an engraved arch at the top. A coat of arms over the inscription.
Type: Plaque
Position: North side of nave
Materials: Brass
Vessel: HMS Ariadne


Talbot, William
Age: 24
Date of Death: 3/3/1872
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Sub-Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy


Recorder: B. Tomlinson 2018