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- 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.
- 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?
- Names on memorial
- Lyons, Edward Moubray
- Crimean War (1853-1856)
Total names on memorial: 1
Served and returned: Undefined
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
- Crimean War (1853-1856)
Materials: Marble - White
- Listing information
- This memorial is not currently listed. Find out how to nominate this memorial for inclusion on the National Heritage List for England
- More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
- Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
- 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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