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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
City of London
Town
City of London
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Crimean War (1853-1856)
Maker
Matthew Noble (Sculptor)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11712
Current location

St. Paul's Cathedral
St Paul's Churchyard
City of London
City of London
Greater London
EC4M 8AD
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 32035 81148
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
In the Nave, south aisle, a curved white marble tablet above a portrait relief of Lyons Relief shows his ship, HMS Miranda. Marble wall monument carved in high relief with a portrait head of a young man surrounded by a wreath and marine objects. The head is represented on a memorial stone which bears the commemorative inscription, a Union flag to the left, an anchor to the right and other marine objects on top. Behind is a representation of a harbour wall and in the background a rough sea, to the left canons firing from fortifications, to the right a three-masted battleship with steam funnels, in the further background hills and clouds.
Inscription
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF / CAPTAIN EDMUND MOUBRAY LYONS ROYAL NAVY / SON OF REAR ADMIRAL SIR EDMOND LYONS BART G.C.B. K.C.M. / COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF HER MAJESTY'S FLEET IN THE BLACK SEA AND MEDITERRANEAN / UNDER WHOSE ORDERS HE ENGAGED THE BATTERIES OF SEVASTOPOL IN H.M.S. MIRANDA / ON THE 18TH JUNE 1855 AND THERE WAS MORTALLY WOUNDED, HAVING JUST RETURNED FROM THE COMMAND / OF THE SQUADRON IN THE SEA OF AZOV WHERE HIS BRILLIANT SUCCESSES WERE WARMLY ACKNOWLEDGED BY HIS SOVEREIGN / WHO MOURNED HIS LOSS AS ONE WHO WAS SO BRIGHT AN ORNAMENT TO THE NAVY / CUT OFF IN THE PRIME OF LIFE, THE PATH TO THE HIGHEST EARTHLY HONOURS OPENING BEFORE HIM / HE DIED AS A HERO AND A CHRISTIAN SHOULD DIE / THIS TABLET IS ERECTED IN DEEPEST GRIEF BY THE OFFICERS AND SHIP'S COMPANY OF H.M.S. MIRANDA / WHO HAD SERVED UNDER HIM IN THE BALTIC AND THE SEA OF AZOV AND WHO LOVED AND REVERED HIM / HE DIED THE 23 JUNE 1855 AGED 36
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Lyons, Edward Moubray
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Commemorations
  • Crimean War (1853-1856)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,relationships,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL by BURMAN, PETER P. 165 Source: Image Library NIWM
  • St Paul's Cathedral Inventory Inv no.2508

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