Memorial: M5506

Wall tablet in St Matthew’s Church, Moulmein, Myanmar commemorating Edward Ricker d. 1885


St Matthew's Church, Moulmein, Myanmar, Rest of the World


'In loving memory of Edward Ricker of Cheshire, late Chief Officer of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Steamer Yunnan, who was drowned in the Irrawaddy River off Pagan whilst in performance of his duty at 9.30 am on 5th May 1885, aged 25 years, 9 months and 12 days. His remains were washed ashore five days later at Ailabyin and buried where they were discovered on the riverbank. This last token of love is erected by his beloved widow who sadly recalls his great loss and untimely death.'


Type: Wall tablet
Position: Graveyard
Vessel: Yunnan


Ricker, Edward
Age: 25
Date of Death: 5/5/1885
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Chief Officer
Organisation: Irrawaddy Flotilla


Bibliography: 'Chowkidar' vol. 11, no.1, Spring 2006, p.4.