Capt F Crozier

Our reference
43295
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : C1861

Current location

Church Square,Banbridge,Banbridge,Down,Northern Ireland
OS Grid Ref.: Unknown
Denomination: Unknown

Description

'FOUR SNARLING POLAR BEARS GINGERLY BACK UP DIAMETRICAL BUTTRESSES TO PROTECT AN ARCHED TEMPIETTO WITH ITS ARCHES CURVING OUTWARDS TO UPHOLD A TRUNCATED SPIRE.THIS IS WREATHED WITH ROPES, ANCHORS AND MILITARY CROSSES. ABOVE, THE CAPTAIN REPOSES ON HIS SWORD; BENEATH HIM, NICHES ENSHRINE INSCRIPTIONS AND TRIPLE-MASTED BOATS EMBEDDED IN THE ICE.' (WILLIAMS)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

Non-combat deaths
Total names on memorial: 1
Served and returned: Unknown
Died: 1
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,rank,forename
Order of information: Unknown

Component

Sculpture
Condition: Unknown
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Unknown
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: C1861
Attended by: UNKNOWN

Costs

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

Trust fund / scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Public
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Notes

CAPTAIN FRANCIS CROZIER SAILED WITH SIR JOHN FRANKLIN ON THE ATTEMPT TO SEEK THE NORTH-WEST PASSAGE IN 1845. FRANKLIN DIED DURING THE EXPEDITION AND FOLLOWING FRANKLIN'S DEATH CROZIER COMMANDED THE UNSUCCESSFUL RETURN MARCH SOUTH. HE IS THOUGHT TO HAVE DIED IN 1848 WHILST ATTEMPTING THE RETURN JOURNEY, BUT AN EXACT DATE OF DEATH IS NOT KNOWN.

Reference

BRITAIN'S MARITIME MEMORIALS & MEMENTOES by SAUNDERS, DAVID 136 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:PATRICK STEPHENS LIMITED 1996 SPARKFORD

Reference

A COMPANION GUIDE TO ARCHITECTURE IN IRELAND 1837-1921 by WILLIAMS, JEREMY 101 Source: Image Library Published:IRISH ACADEMIC PRESS LTD 1994 DUBLIN

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