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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Nottingham
Town
Nottingham
County
Nottinghamshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Non-Combat Deaths
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
64227
Current location

North aisle of the nave
St Marys Church
High Pavement
Nottingham
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG1 1HN
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 576 397
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Stone tablet with incised black lettering, and surrounded by a frame carved from stone.
Inscription
Sacred to the Memory/ of/ LIEUTENANT JAMES STILL R.N./ who,/ in the 22nd year of his age/, fell a victim to the ravages of the Yellow Fever,/ on board His Majesty's Ship, THE PHEASANT,/ while stationed off SIERRE LEONE,/ on the 12th of October 1821./ For four successive (sic) years/ he had been employed in the fatal service/ of enforcing obedience/ to that sacred Law, which, to the honour of his Country/ and in the spirit of Christian Love,/ forbade/ the Traffick (sic) in Human Blood./ That he possessed the best feelings of the heart/ was manifested in his unwearied watchfulness over those/ whose aid he was in sickness,/ and who,/ withering like the blighted shoots of Spring,/ left their blessings upon him./ That he was endued with the spirit of Enterprise/ was proved by the testimony of those/ who had witnessed his skill, and admired his gallantry./ That he was characterised by suavity of temper and prepossessing manners/ was apparent from that regard, excited in every breast,/ which held him forth as an Ornament of Social Life./ How beloved a Son. How endeared a Brother. How esteemed a Friend/ is evidenced/ in the poignant grief of his sorrowing Family,/ in the unfeigned regret/ of many who cherish the remembrance of his worth,/ and in the heartfelt Tribute/ of Him/ who/ dedicates this Tablet/ to the Memory of his Virtues./
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,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • CHURCH OF ST MARY
  • 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
Reference
  • Local Publication/Booklet 20 - 21 / 2011, Winter Friends of St Mary's Magazine

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