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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Camden
Town
Euston
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Non-Combat Deaths
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
61742

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Current location

In the church vestibule
St Pancras Church
Euston Road
Euston
Camden
Greater London
NW1 2BA
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 29810 82560
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Metal plaque with triangular head mounted on grey stone backboard with black apron. Rectangular plaque attached to apron. Upper plaque, border with scalloped edges on 3 sides (left, right, and upper). Inner line border with checkered ornamentation. Foliate etching in bottom left and right hand corners. Inscription along edges of triangular head and lower border. Lower plaque: Metal with scalloped edges. Checkered and single-lined border surrounding incised inscription, with name in emphasis.
Inscription
Upper plaque, border: FULL MANY A GEM OF/ PUREST RAY SERENE,/ THE DARK UNFATHOM'D/ CAVES OF OCEAN BEAR. Upper plaque, centre: IN FULL SUBMISSION/ TO THE ALL-WISE/ GOD/ WITH TEARS OF DEEPEST AFFECTION, AND/ WITH ADMIRATION FOR THEIR VIRTUOUS/ AND PURELY CHRISTIAN CHARACTER,/ WE DEDICATE THIS TABLET TO/ THE MEMORY OF/ OUR DEAR ONES, LOST AT SEA./ IN THE MAIL STEAMSHIP "CITY OF BOSTON",/ WHICH LEFT HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA,/ HOMEWARD-BOUND, JANUARY 28. 1870./ HENRY HORACE BAKER, AGED 28,/ LIEUT. ROYAL ENGINEERS, THIRD SON OF/ HENRY BAKER ESQ, OF GOWER STREET./ REBECCA, HIS WIFE, DAUGHTER OF/ JAMES TAYLOR ESQ, OF MAYFIELD, SUSSEX./ WITH THEIR CHILDREN,/ FREDERICK HORACE, AGED 5./ FLORENCE HAMILTON, AGED 3. Upper plaque, lower inscription, centre: "AND THERE WAS NO MORE SEA."/ "AND GOD SHALL WIPE AWAY ALL TEARS FROM THEIR EYES,/ AND THERE SHALL BE NO MORE DEATH, NEITHER SORROW,/ NOR CRYING, NEITHER SHALL THERE BE ANY MORE PAIN,/ FOR THE FORMER THINGS ARE PASSED AWAY" REV 21. Upper plaque, lower border: LOVELY AND PLEASANT IN THEIR LIVES AND IN DEATH THEY WERE NOT DIVIDED. Lower plaque, centre: IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE ABOVE NAMED/ HENRY BAKER/ FELLOW OF THE/ ROYAL INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS/ 53 YEARS DISTRICT SURVEYOR OF THIS PARISH/ DIED APRIL 26 1878. AGED 75./ "THE ETERNAL GOD IS THY REFUGE."
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,forename,manner of death,age of death,relationships,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
  • CHURCH OF ST PANCRAS
  • Grade I
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private

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