Memorial: M5164

Wall tablet in Haslar Hospital, Gosport, Hampshire commemorating Sir John Richardson d. 1865


Haslar Hospital, Gosport, Hampshire, England


In Memory of / Sir John Richardson / CB RN MD Gold medallist: Royal Society: FRGS / Physician 1838 / Inspector Of Hospitals And Fleets 1840 / Born 5 November 1787 Died 5 June 1865 / Present At The Blockade Of Copenhagen 1807 Promoted For Gallantry / During A Night Attack On A French Brigade On The Tagus 1808. Campaign In / Georgia 1815. Second In Command Of Sir John Franklin's Expedition To The / Arctic Coast Of America 1819-22 When Terrible Hardships Were Suffered / And Again 1825-7 When He Discovered The Coast Between The Mackenzie And Coppermine Rivers / Commanded A Search Expedition After Franklin 1848-9 Author Of The Fauna Boreali / Americana And Other Scientific Works / Not Once Or twice In Our Rough Island Story / The Path Of Duty Was The One To Glory'


Type: Wall tablet
Position: St Luke's Church


Richardson, John
Age: 78
Date of Death: 5/6/1865
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Inspector of Hospitals and Fleets
Organisation: Royal Navy


Notes: Quotation: Alfred Lord Tennyson 'Ode on the death of the Duke of Wellington' (St 8).