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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Cunninghame
Town
Isle of Great Cumbrae
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Non-Combat Deaths
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
72855

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Current location

Tormont End
B896
north of Ferry Terminal
Isle of Great Cumbrae
Cunninghame
Strathclyde
KA28 0HQ
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 18342 58658
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Sandstone obelisk
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF/MR. CHARLES D. CAYLEY/AGED 17 YEARS/AND/MR. WILLIAM N. JEWELL/AGED 19 YEARS/MIDSHIPMEN OF H.M.S. SHEARWATER/TWO PROMISING YOUNG/OFFICERS DROWNED BY/THE UPSETTING OF THEIR/BOAT NEAR THIS PLACE/17TH MAY 1844/THIS MONUMENT IS/ERECTED/IN TOKEN OF THEIR WORTH/BY/CAPTAIN ROBINSON/AND OFFICERS/OF THE ABOVE VESSEL
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Cayley, Charles D
Jewell, William N
See details for all 2 names
Commemorations
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, age, manner of death, date of death, other
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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