Memorial: M5163

Memorial at Haslar Hospital, Gosport, Hampshire commemorating Commodore William Jones RN d. 1846


Haslar Hospital, Gosport, Hampshire, England


'Sacred To The memory / Of Commodore William Jones Late Commanding / Her Majesty's Ship [Penelope] On The West Coast Of Africa / Where By His Judicious Arrangements / 115 Slave Vessels Were captured / And 6738 Human Beings Were Released From Slavery / Between 1st April 1844 And 12th March 1846 / Unwilling To Relinquish His Labors / Until The Energies Of Life Were Exhausted / He Returned To Spithead On The 8th / But To Die In This Hospital On The 24th Of May 1846 / Aged 54 Years / Intelligence Zeal And Perseverance / Marked The Course Of His Active Life / And In His Last Hours / His Spirit Was Sustained And Comforted / By That Christian Faith And Hope / Which Had Informed And Animated A Mind / Ever Ernestly Devoted To The Services Of His Country / And To The Kind Offices / Of Friendship And Humanity'


Type: Wall tablet
Position: St Luke's Church


Jones, Willliam
Age: 54
Date of Death: 24/5/1846
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Commodore
Organisation: Royal Navy