Memorial: M6377

Wall tablet at St Ann’s Church, Portsmouth Dockyard commemorating Captain John McNeill Boyd d. 1861

Location

St Ann's Church, Naval Dockyard, Portsmouth, England

Transcript

'IN MEMORY OF / CAPTAIN JOHN MC.NEILL BOYD / OF HER MAJESTY'S SHIP AJAX / AND COMMANDING THE DUBLIN DISTRICT / OF THE IRISH COAST GUARD, / WHO PERISHED WITH FIVE OF HIS CREW / WHEN NOBLY ENDEAVOURING TO SAVE THE LIVES OF / SHIPWRECKED SEAMEN / IN A STORM AT KINGSTOWN, IRELAND, / FEBRUARY, 9TH, 1861.' [Base] 'THIS TABLET HAS BEEN ERECTED IN HIGH APPRECIATION OF HIS SERVICES / AND ADMIRATION FOR HIS CHARACTER / BY HIS BROTHER OFFICERS OF HER MAJESTY'S NAVY'

Details

Description: The inscription on a carved scroll, a carved wreath above. The base on brackets carved with scallop shells.
Type: Wall tablet
Materials: Marble
Vessel: HMS Ajax

People

Boyd, John McNeill
Age: 49
Date of Death: 9/2/1861
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: HM Coastguard

Extra

Recorder: B. Tomlinson
Photographer: B. Tomlinson