Memorial: M4316

Memorial reliefs at Church of St Peter and St Paul, Swaffham, Norfolk commemorating Admiral Sir Arthur Knyvet Wilson RN d. 1921

 

Location

Church of St Peter and St Paul, Swaffham, Norfolk, England

Transcript

TO THE / GLORY OF GOD / AND IN MEMORY OF / ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET / SIR ARTHUR / KNYVET WILSON BT. / V.C., G.C.B. O.M., G.C.V.O., D.C.L. /

Details

Description: Reliefs of HMS 'Algiers' and HMS 'Exmouth'
Type: Wall tablet
Materials: Bronze
Vessel: HMS ‘Sans Pareil’ HMS ‘Vernon’ HMS ‘Raleigh’ HMS ‘Hecla'

Event

Crimean War, Second Opium War, Anglo-Egyptian War, Mahdist War

Event Category

19th century conflicts in Asia; 19th century conflicts in Africa

People

Wilson, Arthur Knyvet
Age: 79
Date of Death: 25/5/1921
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Admiral of the Fleet
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Born 4 March 1842 in Swaffham Norfolk, Wilson received the Victoria Cross, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath, Member of the Order of Merit, Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victoria Order, Order of the Medjidie, Order of the Dannebrog, Order of the Netherlands Lion.

A steel nautical-themed bench, with anchors and ships rope, was placed on Admiral Wilson Way, Swaffham, in 2011, in memory of Admiral Sir Arthur Knyvet Wilson.
Recorder: Allan Pearsall 1981