Memorial in Warblington, Hampshire, commemorating William Bean d. 1758
Church of St Thomas A Becket, Warblington, Hampshire, England
'To the memory of William son of John & Sarah Bean / That lost his life by some powder / taking fire in his Majesty's ship / Torbay in Portsmouth Harbour / September the 27th 1758 Aged 20 years. Unhappy late impressed and forced was I / from every Friend to Fight the enemy / yet harder fate by Strange Explosion sent / from fire to Water mark the dire event: / Two Elements conspire to set me free / Lord from life's Tempest rest my Soul with thee / Two [?] more of their CHILDREN lays here Infants'
Vessel: HMS Torbay
Date of Death: 27/9/1758
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation: Royal Navy
Bibliography: ADM 33/593 Pay book of 'Torbay. William Bean, AB came onboard on 24 June 1758 and was discharged dead on 28 September 'drowned'.
Recorder: B. Tomlinson, Daphne Meryon