Memorial: M4728

Brass plaque in St Mary’s Church, Watford, Hertfordshire commemorating Lieutenant Randolph Capell RN d. 1857


St Mary's Church, Watford, Hertfordshire, England


'Sacred to the Memory of / The Honble RANDOLPH CAPELL 3rd son of ARTHUR ALGERNON / 6th Earl of Essex Born 24th March. 1832 / He entered the Royal Navy in . 1846 . obtained his / Lieutenancy in . 1853 . and served under Admiral Dundas / on board the Britannia in the Black Sea, and formed part / of the Naval Brigade in the trenches during the entire siege / of Sebastopol in April . 1857 . he went out to Rio Janeiro / as Flag lieutenant to Admiral Wallis HMS Cumberland / and died there of yellow fever on the 24th . December . 1857 . / Aetat suae . 25 . universally lamented and beloved'


Description: Brass tablet enamelled in black and red on a black marble surround. A rope guilloche surrounds the inscription. The quatrefoil at each corner of the border contains a foul anchor flanked by interlaced crosses. Below the inscription, are the Capell arms, with a naval sword behind. The Crimea Medal is suspended from the shield.
Type: Brass plaque
Position: Essex Chapel south wall
Materials: Brass, marble
Vessel: HMS Cumberland


Crimea War

Event Date


Event Category

19th century conflicts in Asia


Capell, Randolph
Age: 25
Date of Death: 24/12/1857
Cause of Death: Infectious disease
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy


Recorder: The Arts Society (NADFAS)