Memorial in Westminster Abbey, London commemorating Admiral Sir Charles Wager RN d. 1743
Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England
'To the Memory of Sir CHARLES WAGER, Kt / Admiral of the White / First Commissioner of the Admiralty, / and Privy counsellor: / A Man of great Natural Talents, / improved by Industry & long Experience; / who bore the highest Commands, / and passed through the Greatest Employments; / with Credit to himself & honour to his Country. / He was, in his Private Life, / Humane, temperate just & Bountifull / In Publick Station, / Valiant, Prudent, Wise & Honest; / Easy of Access to all; / plain and unafffected in his manners; / Steady & Resolute in his Conduct; / so remarkably happy in his presence of Mind / that no danger ever discomposed him / Esteemed and favoured by his King; / Beloved & Honoured by his Country, / He dyed: 24 May 1743. Aged 77' [Under the relief] 'The Destroying & Taking the SPANISH GALLEONS A:D:1708 [sic]'
Position: North transept
Date Erected: 1747
Artists: Peter Scheemakers
1701-1714 War of the Spanish Succession
Date of Death: 24/5/1743
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Admiral of the White
Organisation: Royal Navy
Bibliography: Ingrid Roscoe 'Peter Scheemakers', 'The Sixty-first volume of the Walpole Society' p. 215 (1999); 'Gentleman's Magazine' p. 363 (Aug 1747); C. Dodsley 'London and its environs described' (London,1761) p. 95. Richard Kingzett 'A Catalogue of the works of Samuel Scott', 'The Walpole Society 1980-1982, p. 29.
Recorder: A.J. Richardson
Photographer: B. Tomlinson