Memorial: M5505

Window in St Martin’s Church, Little Waltham, Essex commemorating Admiral Edward Bird d. 1881


St Martin's Church, Little Waltham, Essex, England


'To . the Glory . of . God . and . in memory of / Admiral . Edward . Joseph . Bird / born . August . 15th . 1799 . died / November 3rd . 1881', 'S: Martin', 'S; Alban' [Gothic letters on lower part of window]


Description: Figures of St Martin dividing his coat with the beggar, and St Alban holding a martyr's palm and a processional cross, both wearing gothic armour. In the tracery above, the shield of St Catherine, as for St Catherine's College Cambridge, and the shield of St Alban. Both saints within gothic architectural canopies and bases.
Type: Window
Position: Chancel south wall
Materials: Stone, lead, stained and painted glass
Date Erected: 1884
Artists: Alfred O. Hemming


Bird, Edward Joseph
Age: 82
Date of Death: 3/11/1881
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy


Notes: Bird was Lieutenant on 'Erebus' in the Antarctic expedition of 1839, and Captain of 'Investigator' in the search for Sir John Franklin.
Recorder: The Arts Society (NADFAS) 23/02/2002