Memorial: M6552

Memorial at Seaforth Old Burying Ground, Simon’s Town, Western Cape, South Africa, commemorating Commander William Barrow RN, d. 1838


Seaforth Old Burying Ground, Simon's Town, Western Cape, South Africa, Rest of the World


‘SACRED / TO THE MEMORY OF / WILLIAM BARROW ESQUIRE / Late Commander of Her Majesty’s Ship ROSE / Who fell Victim to disease / contracted in the East Indies / When zealously employed in the execution / of his duty / This young Officer of great promise / thus cut off in the prime of Life / yielded it up in pious resignation / to the ALMIGHTY WILL on the / 26th February 1838 / Aged 28 Years.’


Description: '...the grave is a black slab of a sort of land slate supported by four square stone pillars...' Fitzjames
Type: Ledger
Materials: Slate
Vessel: HMS 'Rose'


Barrow, William
Age: 28
Date of Death: 26/2/1838
Cause of Death: Infectious disease
Rank / Occupation: Commander
Organisation: Royal Navy


Notes: Barrow died of tuberculosis.

Bibliography: William Battersby 'James Fitzjames: the mystery man of the Franklin expedition' p. 126. John Barrow 'A privately printed memoir of the life and services of the Late William Barrow Esq. (H.M.S. Rose) Commander Royal Navy' p. 170.

Recorder: See biblio