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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
South Wight
Town
Shalfleet
County
Isle Of Wight
Country
England
Commemoration
Non-Combat Deaths
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
40845
Current location

ST MICHAELS CHURCH
Shalfleet
South Wight
Isle Of Wight
England

OS Grid Ref: SZ 410 890
Denomination: Church of England

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Inscription
IN THE BURIAL GROUND OF THIS CHURCH/ ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS/ OF THOMAS COLE,/ LIEUTENANT IN THE ROYAL NAVY,/ SON OF THOMAS COMYNS COLE ESQ, LATE OF CHELSEA/ AND MARY CATHERINE HIS WIFE./ AT THE EARLY AGE OF 30 YEARS/ AND WHEN RETURNING FROM THE WEST INDIES INVALIDED/ HE PERISHED AT SEA IN H.M.S. NIGHTINGALE/ ON SATURDAY THE 7TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 1829/ THIS DESERVING OFFICER HAD SERVED/ UNDER THOSE DISTINGUISHED COMMANDERS/ SIR JAMES A GORDON, SIR W. HOSTE/ COMMODORE BOWLES, AND REAR ADMIRAL LAKE,/ WAS APPOINTED SIGNAL MIDSHIPMAN BY LORD EXMOUTH/ AT THE MEMORABLE ATTACK UPON ALGIERS/ IN THE YEAR 1816, AND ACTED AS FLAG LIEUTENANT/ TO SIR CHARLES ROWLEY IN THE WEST INDIES./ HE WAS BRAVE, UNASSUMING, RELIGOUS,/ AN AFFECTIONATE BROTHER, A DUTIFUL SON./ WHEN THE GRAVE SHALL GIVE UP ITS DEAD/ HE SHALL BE JUDGED ACCORIDNG TO HIS WORKS./ THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED/ BY HIS ONLY SISTER/ MDCCCXXIX
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    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,relationships,occupation,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Reference
  • SHF006

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