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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
Non-Combat Deaths
Maker
JOHN TWEED (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11-10-1921
    Attended by: RT HON EARL BEATTY OM GCB GCVO DSO
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11-10-1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11830
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 Crypt, Nelson Chamber, a sculpted white marble wall panel with half-length roundel portrait in relief of an admiral, and inscription below. Representation of a man with bald pate, head turned slightly to the left, wearing naval uniform with epaulettes, sash, a pendant cross and an array of medals and badges. The portrait has an oval frame with, ribbon tied oak and laurel leaves (at base) and a shield of arms, flanked by angels bearing swords, with motto (at top, in front of a rectangular back panel).
Inscription
Motto: VITRTUTE ADEPTA CHARLES WILLIAM DE LA POER BERESFORD/ ADMIRAL LORD BERESFORD OF METEMMEN/ G.C.B, G.C.V.O., D.C.L., LL.D./ BORN FEBRUARY 10TH 1846. DIED SEPTEMBER 6TH 1919/ AT ALEXANDRIA 1882. ON THE NILE 1885/ THREE TIMES COMMANDER IN CHIEF AT SEA./ A Member of the House of Commons for more than twenty years/ A distinguished and gallant sailor a devoted public servant/ and the genial comrade of many illustrious and humble friends.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Beresford, Charles, William
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Commemorations
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,forename,manner of death,age of death,occupation,additional,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Reference
  • ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL by BURMAN, PETER P. 144 Source: Image Library NIWM
  • The Times p8, 12 Oct 1921
  • St Paul's Cathedral Inventory Inv no.2377

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