Memorial: M4789

Memorial tablet in Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London commemorating Captain Richard Le Neve RN d. 1673


Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England


'Here lyeth the Body of / RICHARD LE NEVE Esquire / who after severall engagements / for his Majesties service wherein / hee behav'd himself with honor / & applause, being appointed / Commander of his Majesties / ship the Edgar, was vnfort / nately Kill'd in the flower of / his age, being but 27 yeares / old, after hee had signalised / his valour to admiration in / that sharp engagement with / the Hollanders which happen’d / on 11th of August 1673'


Position: North choir aisle
Materials: Marble
Vessel: HMS ‘Edgar'


Battle of the Texel 1673


Le Neve, Richard
Age: 27
Date of Death: 11/8/1673
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Captain
Organisation: Royal Navy


Bibliography: K.A. Esdaile 'English Church Monuments' (London, 1946).