ROYAL NAVY VETERANS MEMORIALS
Memorial at Tulliallan Kirkyard, Dumfries, Scotland - "Sacred to the memory of John Adamson, surgeon R.N. born 25 Aug 1769 died 7th Nov 1857. He was distinguised for great professional abilities, philanthropic spirit and sincere though unostentatious piety. Erected by his widow Thomasina Brown.Thomasina Brown born 6 Sept 1793 died 23 Feb 1878."
Memorial at St. Peter's Church, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hampshire - "Sacred to the memory of Captain Charles Alder RN sixth son of the late Gilbert Alder Died the 16th Nov 1903 at Ham House West Buckland Somerset aged 62 years. The deceased Officer served in the Russian War 1854-55 and in 1857-8, 60 in the Second China War and was present at the Storming of the Taku Forts the blockade of the Pei-ho River and the Capture of Canton also in the Congo River Expedition and in the supression of the slave trade on the West Coast of Africa."
Commander William, DSC
Grave at Cheltenham Borough Cemetery, Gloucestershire - "In loving memory of Brigadier Surgeon William Ashton, RAMC of Doneraile, Co. Cork, Ireland. Born 6 April 1835. Died 19 September 1904. And his grandson Cdr. William Ashton DSC, RN Born Canada 15 January 1914. Died Devizes 15 December 1986."
Memorial at St. Andrew's church, Shrivenham, Oxon - "Sacred to the memory of the Honourable Samuel Barrington Admiral of the White and General of Marines. Born Feby 15th 1770 Died Augt. 16th 1800."
Assistant-Surgeon George Hext - HMS Gladiator
Memorial at St. Mary's church, Penzance - "In affectionate remembrance of George Hext Bellringer, Jun., late acting assistant surgeon of HMS "Gladiator" who departed this life near the Island of Bermuda, on the 4th November 1859; aged 22 Years."
Grave at Lambeth churchyard, London - "Sacred to the memory of William Bligh Esquire FRS Vice Admiral of the Blue, The celebrated Navigator who first transplanted the bread fruit tree from Otahette to the West Indies, bravely fought the Battles of his Country and died beloved respected and lamented on the 7th day of December 1817 aged 64."
BRISBANE - Commodore Sir James
Memorial in St. James Church, Sydney, Australia - "Sacred to the memory of Commodore Sir James Brisbane, Kt, CB, KW, who closed with his life, an honourable career of active and distinguished services. Whilst commanding HM Squadron in India he conducted in person the naval force employed in the difficult and harassing war which ended with the submission of the Burmese Empire: subsequent to its termination he sailed for South America, in command of H M Ship Warspite; but being greatly impaired in health by that arduous services, landed at Sydney, and after protracted suffering died on 19th of December 1826 aged 52 years."
BROOKS - Commander Edward John - HMS Ringdove
Memorial at St. Mary's church, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire - "To the glory of God and in memory of Edward John Brooks RN. Commander of HMS Ringdove who was accidentally drowned in Yedo Bay 7-12-1870 and was buried at Yokohama Japan. Aged 36 years."
Lieutenant Peter - HMS Conqueror
BUTT - Lieutenant John
Memorial at St. Nicholas' church, Deptford, Kent - "In memory of Lieut. Peter Butt, R.N., at 17 eldest son of Peter Butt, esquire, who died 7th July 1780, of wounds received on board H.M.S. Conqueror on the 19th of May proceeding in the Fleet under the Command of Vice Admiral Sir George Rodney in action with the French fleet in the West Indies. Also of Lieut. John Butt, second son of Peter Butt, esquire, who was drowned while in command of an armed ship in the North Sea 24th September 1799."
Commander Sir T.G.
Grave at the Protestant Cemetery, Rome, Italy - "Sacred To the memory of Sir T.G. Carmichael Bar Commander RN. Born October 22 1817 died at Civitavecchia December 30 1855."
Admiral Chamberlayne - Royal Navy - died 24th April 1810.
Captain George Chamberlayne - Royal Navy - died March 1799.
Post Captain Edwin Chamberlayne, CB - Royal Navy - died December 1821.
Lieutenant Bickerton Chamberlayne - 12th Foot - died April 1822.
Memorial at St. Edward Church, Stow on the Wold - "In memory of Admiral Chamberlayne of the Family of Chamberlayne, formerly Tancarville long settled at Maugersbury in this Parish and four of his Sons all now waiting for a blefsed Resurrection therough the merits and mercis of jesus Christ Admiral Chamberlayne after long and arduous Services to his King and Country died in the bosom of his own family at Plymouth April 24 1810.
George the eldest Son of the Admiral died in November 1802 Aged 22 a Captain in command H.M.Sloop Busy in the West Indies Charles died in March 1799 aged 16 on his return from Sea a Naval Officer in the Service of his Country.
Edwin died in December 1821 aged 37 a Post Captain in his Majesty's Navy and companion of the most honourable order of the Bath
Bickerton died in April 1822 aged 30 a Lieut. in his Majesty's 12 Regiment of foot. Each in their several Stations having done honour to the ancient and honourable name they bore verily their Motto. Virtuti Nihil Invium."
Son of Admiral Sir Charles Cotton (below)
Memorial at St. Mary's Church, Madingley, Cambridgeshire - "Commander Charles Cotton R.N. Died on board HMS Zebra in the Mediterranean on the 11th February 1828 aged 25 years. Interred near the Pratique Church at Malta, where a monument erected by his officers and men ..... His death was occasioned by a fever resulting from the fatigue of an arduous service in the course of which he was eminently conspicuous in rescuing the crew of HMS Cambrian off Carabusa in the Island of Candia".
Admiral Sir Charles
Father of Cmmander Charles Cotton (above). Served at the battle of "The Glorious First of June." Commanded of a squadron based off Lisbon, Portugal, followed by commands of the Mediterranean and Channel Fleets.
Memorial at St. Mary's Church, Madingley, Cambridgeshire - "Sacred to the memory of Sir Charles Cotton Bar T, Admiral of the White Fleet. At an early period of his life he entered into the service of his country. From the active and almost incessant occupations of which neither the subsequent possession of an ample fortune, nor the still more powerful ties of domestic and local attachment were sufficient to withdraw him".
DACRES - Captain James Richard - HMS Nimrod
Memorial at Parish Church at Tetbury, Gloucestershire - "In memory of James Richard Dacres, Esqre. Vice-Admiral of the Red Squadron, who died at Catisfield Lodge, Hants., on the 4th December, 1853, aged 64 years. Also of his son, James Richard Dacres, Esqre., Commanding H.M. sloop Nimrod, who died at Mozambique, on the 14th February, 1848, aged 37 years. And of his youngest son, Hew Dalrymple Dacres, Esqre. Lieut. in HM 67th Regt., who died at sea, on his passage from Barbadoes, 11th July, 1835, aged 21 years. Josiah, his son, Lieutenant in the 69th Regt. of Foot, died in the service of his country, at the Helder, on the coast of Holland, September 28th, 1799, aged 20 years."
Rear-Admiral Sir Salusbury, CB, KCH
(Son of Lieutenant Henry Wayet Davenport (39th Foot) - see entry)
Grave at St. Peter's Church, Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Glos - "Sir Salusbury Davenport, of Bramhall Hall, Cheshire, Rear Admiral of the White, CB & KCH. He died at Cheltenham on the 17th November 1845 and was buried in this church yard by his own written desire."
DICKSON - Commander Thomas Hyacinth
St. Anne's Church of Ireland, County Donegal, Ireland - "In loving memory of John William Dickson, Lt. Col. D.L.I. Born November 19th 1802 died November 7th 1899. Also Thomas Hyacinth Dickson, Commander R.N., Born Sept. 11th 1844 died September 12th 1888."
Admiral Sir Philip Charles Henderson Calderwood
Memorial at Largo church, East Fife - "In memory of Sir Philip Charles Henderson Calderwood Durham of Fordell, Polton and Largo, Admiral of the Red, Knight Grand Cross of Bath and of military merit in France. He was born on 29.7.1763 entered the R.N at 14 and was made Post Captain in 1793, his activity, gallantry, judgement and Zeal were excelled by none in his profession and his numerous captures and successes were acknowledged by many public testimonials. He became Rear Admiral in 1810 with Comander in Chief for he West Indies from 1813 till peace in 1815 and held the command at Portsmouth from 1837-1839, he represented Queensburgh and Devises in several Parliments, but passed his later years cheifly at Fordel. Courted in society and generously spending an ample fortune, in 1799 he married Lady Charlotte Matilda Bruce, daughter of Charles, 5th Earl of Elgin who died in 1816 and secondly in 1817 Ann Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of Sir John Henderson of Fordell, Baronet, whom he survived only 3 months, he died at Naples on the 21.4.184 and was interred beneath the West Isle of this Church. Erected by his Great Nephew James Wolfe Murray of Cringletie 1849."
Memorial at Rippon Cathedral - "To the memory of the late John Elliott, Esq. of Elliot House, near Ripon, Commander R.N., having entered the naval service of his country early inlife, he circumnavigated the globe as a Midshipman in the Resolution, under the command of the celebrated Capt. Cook; he subsequently served as a Lieut. of the Ajax of 74 guns, and was present in Lord Rodney's glorious action of the 12th of April 1782, in which he was severely wounded; he resided at Elliott House many years, greatly respected for his strict integrity and uprightness in all the relations of life; he was born Jany. 11th 1759, and died September 17th 1834; also to the memory of Isabella Elliott, his beloved wife, who was born Nov. 22nd 1762, and died July 9th 1841."
Lieutenant Lefroy Hunter
Memorial at St. Thomas of Canterbury, Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire - "In loving memory of Lt Herbert Lefroy Hunter Fell RN Bey of the Soudanese Service Born at Worldham Rectory Hants 16 December 1873 Died at Tambura in the Bahr El Ghazal Province 19 June 1905."
Memorial at St. Peter's church, Sandwich, Kent - "In the family vault beneath are deposited the mortal remains of John Ferrier Esquire Admiral of the Blue Squadron of His Majesty's Fleet a native of this town he passed a long and active life in the arduous duties of his profession with unblemished honour serving in all quarters of the globe as a British officer he was assiduously attentive and he laboured to promote with zeal punctuality and diligence the best interests of his country his professional character and qualifications as drawn by drawn by the illustrious Nelson are publically recorded in the retirement of private life in which his latter years were passed he lived to his family, to his friends and to his God. He was born on the 14th day of January 1759 and died on the 27th day of January 1836. This tablet was erected in grateful remembrance of his kindness and affection by his widow."
Grave at Banff Cemetery, Scotland - "Sacred to the memory of William Gordon, Esquire, Rear-Admiral of the White Squadron, who, after bravely serving his country for more than forty years, died at Banff 12th April, 1769, aged 64. His behaviour in public life was one continued and uniform exertion of humanity, patriotism and valour. Gentleness and elegance of manners, a friendly benevolent and tender heart, and a strict regard to every religious and social duty, are some of those engaging qualities that distinguished him in private life, and have left upon the minds of his surviving friends a regret which no length of time will be able to remove. . . . Mrs. Elizabeth Forbes erects this marble as a memorial of her gratitude and love to a most affectionate husband and most amiable child."
HART - Rear-Admiral
HART - Lieutenant Henry Chichester Hart - HMS Venus
Memorial at St. Mary Magdalen's church, Taunton, Somerset - "In Memory of George Hart, Esq. R. Admiral of the White Squadron of H.M. Fleet, who departed this life 28th April 1812, in his 60th year; In his profession, zealous, intrepid, humane, a fond father, an affectionate husband, a pious Christian. Also of Henry Chichester, his only son, who on the 30th June 1813 and the 24th year of his age, a Lt. of the Royal Navy and first of H.M.S. Venus, was cut off, in the execution of his duty, in Carlisle Bay, Barbadoes. Beloved and regretted by his brother officers, his Ship's Company, and all who knew him. This is erected By Anne, the widow and mother of the deceased, A feeble but sincere token of her affection and regret. Also of Anne Hart, the wife of Rear Admiral Hart, who died the 31st of March 1815."
- Admiral Sir William James Hope, KGB
Memorial at Johnstone Church Burial Ground, Dumfries, Scotland - "Admiral Sir William James Hope Johnstone, KGB. Born 28 Jul 1798 d. Jul 11 1878, the second son of the late Sir William and Lady Anne Hope- Johnstone of Annandale."
KERR - Vice-Admiral
Lord Mark Robert
Memorial at Shiplake church, Oxfordshire - "In memory of Vice Admiral Lord Mark Robert Kerr (Third son of William John Kerr Fifth Marquis of Lothian) whose remains are interred beneath this tablet. He departed this life Sept. 9th 1840 in the 64th year of his age. Most exemplary as a Christian, a husband, a father and a friend."
Admiral Evelyn Robert Le - Royal Navy - died 12th February
Memorial at St Peter's Church , Little Rissington - "Evelyn Robert Le Marchant Admiral The Royal Navy. Born 25th Jan 1858 Died 12th Feb 1949 he served throughout the Great War 1914-18 and was awarded the DSO for distinguished service on many seas."
Lieutenant William Bruce - HMS Fox
Son of Vice-Admiral Sir Francis Mason.
Memorial in Husband Bosworth Parish Church, Leicestershire - "William Bruce Mason, RN. Lieutenant of HM Ship 'Fox', drowned in the Rangoon River, Burmah. born 5 January 1827. died 16 Juky 1853. aged 26."
Admiral Richard James, GCB, KCMG
Born 3 Oct. 1832 son of Earl Clanwilliam and his wife Elizabeth. Succeeded to title 1879. Entered Navy 1845. Served in the Baltic 1854-5; China 1857 (wounded at Canton). Captain 1859. Lord of the Admiralty 1874-80. Admiral 1886. Admiral of the Fleet 1895-1902. Retired 1902.
Memorial at St. Mary's church, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire - "To the glory of God in memory of Richard James Fourth Earl of Clanwilliam RN GCB KCMG Admiral of the Fleet Born October 3rd 1832 Died at Badgemore Henley-on-Thames August 4th 1907."
Admiral Sir David, GCB -
Grave at Inveresk Kirkyard, Scotland - "In memory of Admiral Sir David Milne, GCB &c. For 60 years he served his country in the Royal Navy; his gallant deeds are recorded in her annals. In all the relations of private life he was upright, exemplary, and esteemed. He expired at sea on the 5th of May 1845, aged 82 years, whilst returning to his native home from Devonport, at which station he had been for the three previous years Commander-in-Chief. Here are deposited the remains of Grace, wife of Rear-Admiral David Milne, who died at Bordeaux, in France, the 4th of October 1814, where she had gone for the recovery of her health. Her remains were brought to this country by her affectionate husband, and re-interred here the 18th of February 1815. She was eldest daughter of Sir Alexander Purves of Purves, Bart., by Mary Home, daughter of Sir James Home of Coldinghame, Bart., in the County of Berwick."
Assistant-Surgeon Frederick - HMS Fox
Memorial in Cantonment Cemetery, Rangoon - "Fred Morgan (Asst. Surgeon) aged 32. R.N. H.M. Ship Fox. who was present in every engagement with the enemy on Board, and on deatched service during the war; worn out by his exertions on behalf of others he fell a victim to cholera on 22nd Sept. 1852."
Griffith - HMS Conqueror
Memorial at St. Mary's Parish, Church Conwy, North Wales - "Griffith Owen Mariner of this port died June 29 1860 aged 78. He was on board ship 'Conquoror' in the Battle of Trafalger AD 1805."
Commander Alfred John
Memorial at Parish Church at Tetbury, Gloucestershire - "Alfred John Paul, Esqre., Commander R.N., sixth son of Robert Clark Paul, Esqre. of this town, born 11th January 1811, died 18th August 1845. He entered the Naval Service in January 1824; was midshipman of the Dartmouth, at Navarino, and Flag Lieutenant in the Wellesley, at the taking of Chusan, and in the operations against Canton and subsequent capture of that city, in the year 1841; in which service he obtained his promotion. This tablet is erected by his brothers as a token of the sincere love and affection which they bore him."
Surgeon Donald Gunn
Memorial at Golspie Cemetery, Sutherland, Scotland - "Alexander Pendrith, died 14 may 1855, age 70; wife Ann Gunn, died 9 May 1867, age 71; children, Reverend John Pendrith, died 1 Jul 1853, age 26; Alexander Pendrith, died 14 Aug 1844, age 12; Donald Gunn Pendrith, Royal Navy surgeon and medical store keeper, Royal Naval Hospital, Port Royal, Jamaica, died there 1 Nov 1867; Margaret, died 5 Nov 1889, age 65; Helen, died 26 Jul 1903, age 74."
Commander Walter Willshire - HMS Euryalus
Memorial at Parish Church at Tetbury, Gloucestershire - "To the memory of Walter Willshire Pike, Commander Royal Navy, son of the late Thomas and Sarah Pike, of this parish. He died at Bristol, Decr. 7th, 1849, aged 64. And his remains lie interred within this church. Captain Pike served as Lieutenant in the Euryalus frigate at the ever memorable battle of Trafalgar; and was not less repected in his profession as an officer, than he was esteemed by a large circle of friends in private life as a gentleman."
Captain John - Royal Navy - died 10th October 1829.
Memorial at Kirk Arbory, Isle of Man - "Sacred to the memory of John Quilliam Esq, Captn of the Royal Navy. In his early service he was appointed by Adm Lord Duncan to act as Lieutenant at the battle of Camperdown after the Victory was achieved, this appointment was confirmed. His gallantry and professional skill at the Battle of Copenhagen attracted notice of Lord Nelson, who subsequently sought for his services on board his own ship and as his Lordship's first Lieut, he steered the Victory into action at the Battle of Trafalgar. By the example of Duncan and Nelson, he learned to conquer, by his own merit he rose to command. Above all this he was an honest man, the noblest work of God. After many years of honorable and distinguished professional service, he retires to this, the land of his affectionate solicitude and birth. Where in his public station as a member of the House of Keys, and in private life he was in arduous times the uncompromising defender of the rights and privileges of his country men and the zealous and able supporter of every measure tending to promote the welfare and the best interests of his country. He departed this life on the 10 October 1829, in the 59th years of his age. His monument is erected by Margaret C. Quilliam, to the memory of her beloved husband."
RAMSAY - Captain
RAMSAY - Lieutenant David
RAMSAY - Lieutenant John
Memorials at Inveresk Kirkyard, Scotland - "This is the burying ground of Captain Ramsay, R.N. David Ramsay, Esq., Post-Captain in the Royal Navy, died 18th Nov. 1818, aged 68. Mary, relict of Captain Ramsay, R.N., eldest daughter of John Macleod of Macleod, died 8th August 1829, aged 77. David Ramsay, Lt. R.N., 4th son of Capt. Ramsay, died on the Jamaica station July 1815, aged 22 years.
John Ramsay, Lt. R.N., 2d son of Capt. Ramsay, died on the Leeward Island Station, May 1807, aged 19 years.
Memorial at Knockholt, Kent - "Sacred to the memory of Rear Admiral William Ricketts of this Parish who departed this life on the 17th of May 1840. Ann Mantell Ricketts daughter of Capt. W. Ricketts, R.N., died 27 June 1836 in her 28th year. Elizabeth widow of the late Rear Admiral William Ricketts died 19 December 1847."
Lieutenant Errol - Royal Marines
RUSSEL - Midshipman Roddam - HMS Queen
Memorial at Banff Cemetery, Scotland - "Errol Russel, First Lieut. of Marines, died at sea on board L'Amiable, frigate, in the West Indies, July 1795, aged 22. Roddam Russel, midshipman, of H.M. Ship Queen, died at sea off St. Domingo 31st October 1797, aged 16, all sons of Thomas Russel of Rathen and Mrs. Anna Innes of Rosieburn, his spouse."
Midshipman Charles Dudley - HMS Naiad
Grave at the Protestant Cemetery, Rome, Italy -"Sacred to the memory of Charles Dudley Ryder second son of Henry Lord Bishop of Litchfield and Coventry and late Midshipman in HBM Ship Naiad Captain Hon. Robert Spencer he was drowned with five of the crew by the upsetting of a boat at the mouth of the Tiber on the 28th of May 1825."
Captain Henry Frowd
Memorial at St. Michael's, Aldbourne, Wiltshire - "To the memory of Captain Henry Frowd Seagram RN eldest son of the present vicar of this parish, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Gambia who in various climates and countries having for a period of 21 years served his country zealously and faithfully died in the execution of his duty at Batherst on the Gambia 26th August 1843."
Born in Scotland 1793. He was a Government emigration agent in Belfast.
Grave at Clifton Street Graveyard, Belfast - "In memory of Peter Stark Lieut R.N. died 11th May 1852 aged 59 years."
General Walter - Royal Marines
Memorial at St. Mary's church, Penzance - "Sacred to the memory of General Walter Tremenheere, RM, Knight of the Royal Hanoverian Guelphic Order, and Aide-de-camp to his late Majesty William IV. He entered the army in 1779; served in the North Sea; in the Channel Fleet; and in the West Indies. He was for some time Lieutenant Governor of ths Island of Curacoa, and received the thanks of the inhabitants for his able administration. He commanded the Chatham division of his distinguished Corps from 1830 to 1837. Born at Penzance 10th Septr. 1761; died at his residence in London 7th Augst. 1855. His long life, passed in honour, was closed amidst the regrets of his sorrowing family and friends. His remains were deposited in the Cemetery of Kensal Green, London. His widow Frances, third daughter of Thomas Apperley, Esqre., heir of Mary Westfaling, of Rudall, Herefordshire; died April 3rd 1863; aged 83 years. Her attached sons and daughters were deeply indebted to her affection and virtues."
- Lieutenant Robert James Darley - HMS America
Memorial at Rippon Cathedral - "Sacred to the memory of Lieut. Robert James Darley Waddilove, R.N., of H.M.S. America, who died at sea, Oct. 7th, 1844, within a few days' sail of Valparaiso. His remains are committed to the
depths of the South Pacific till that great day, when earth and sea shall give up their dead. Aged 25 years, 13 of which were spent in H.M.'s Service. He was born at Thorpe, May 12th, 1819, the eldest grandson of the Very Rev. R.D. Waddilove, D.D., many years Dean of this Church. This slab is dedicated to his memory by his afflicted parents, Apil 1st, 1845."
- Lieutenant Cyril Leigh
Memorial at Compton churchyard, Berkshire - "Cyril Leigh Wasey Lieut RN died of fever at Malta March 16th 1892 aged 26."
Admiral Sir John, KCB
Son of Lt-Col. Temple West, born 28th July 1774. Husband of Harriett (died 11 March 1858).
Grave at West Wickham, Kent - "Here lie interred the remains of Admiral Sir John West, Knight Grand Cross of the most Honourable Order of the Bath and Admiral of the Fleet. Born July 28th 1774 died April 18th 1862. He was the son of Temple West, Esquire, a Lieutenant-Colonel, 1st Regiment of Guards, and representative of the family of the Wests. Formerly of the counties of Buckingham and Northampton to whom a tablet is inscribed in this church."
Lieutenant George August - Royal Marines
Memorial at Kirk Arbory, Isle of Man - "Sacred to the memory of George Augustus Woods of Balladoole, Esquire, Justice of the Peace and acting Speaker of the House of Keys, formerly Lieutenant of the Royal Marines. He served through the siege of Copenhagen, and also at Walcherin and Flushing. Died 4 April 1853, aged 65 years."
Memorial at St. Mary's church, Penzance - "This monument is consecrated to the memory of James Wooldridge, Esqr., Captain in the Royal Navy; who died the 31st of August 1814, aged 42 years. The honours of rank, of a pension, and of a golden chain with a medal struck expressly for the occasion, and conferred by his king individually upon him for his conduct in an attack upon the French fleet in Basque Roads, are memorials of his public character. In private life he was an affectionate husband and a tender parent, and in every station he was mindful of his duty to his God and his neighbour. His remains are deposited in a vault in this chapel yard."