Capt W T Bate

WM reference
21399
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Current location

ST ANNS CHURCH
Portsea
Portsmouth
Hampshire
England
OS Grid Ref.: SU 631 005
Denomination: Church of England

Description

INSCRIPTION SURROUNDED BY TROPHY OF GUNS, ANCHOR, SWORD AND NAVAL CAP

Inscription

SACRED/ TO THE MEMORY OF/ CAPTAIN WILLIAM THORNTON BATE R.N./ WHO WAS KILLED/ UNDER THE WALLS OF CANTON/ AT THE STORMING OF THE CITY/ DECEMBER 29TH 1857/ IN THE 37TH YEAR OF HIS AGE/ HIS DISTINGUISHED CAREER OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICE/ THE CONSPICUOUS GALLANTRY/ CONSTANT PIETY AND CHRISTIAN VIRTUES/ WHICH ADORNED BOTH/ HIS PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LIFE/ WARMLY ENDEARED HIM TO/ A WIDE CIRCLE OF RELATIVES AND FRIENDS/ WHO DEEPLY MOURN THE LOSS/ OCCASIONED TO THEM/ AND TO HIS COUNTRY/ BY HIS UNTIMELY DEATH/ HIS FRIENDS IN CHINA/ ADD TO A MONUMENT WHICH/ THEY HAVE ERECTED AT HONG KONG/ THIS SIMPLE MEMORIAL/ OF THEIR RESPECT AND AFFECTION/ FOR HIS MEMORY/ TO ME TO LIVE IN CHRIST AND TO DIED IS GAIN/ PHILIPPIANS CH1 V.21

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

Opium War; Second (1856-1860)
Total names on memorial: 1
Served and returned: 0
Died: 1
Exact count: no
Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Tablet
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Marble
Listed?: No

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Private
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Reference

BRITAIN'S MARITIME MEMORIALS & MEMENTOES by SAUNDERS, DAVID 96 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:PATRICK STEPHENS LIMITED 1996 SPARKFORD

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