United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
  The Imperial War Museum

CAPT W T BATE

Our Ref: 21399

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Address

ST ANNS CHURCH
PORTSEA
HAMPSHIRE
England
 
Type: Board/Plaque/Tablet
Denomination: Church of England
OS Map Ref: SU 631 005

Inscription

SACRED/ TO THE MEMORY OF/ CAPTAIN WILLIAM THORNTON BATE R.N./ WHO WAS KILLED/ UNDER THE WALLS OF CANTON/ AT THE STORMING OF THE CITY/ DECEMBER 29TH 1857/ IN THE 37TH YEAR OF HIS AGE/ HIS DISTINGUISHED CAREER OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICE/ THE CONSPICUOUS GALLANTRY/ CONSTANT PIETY AND CHRISTIAN VIRTUES/ WHICH ADORNED BOTH/ HIS PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LIFE/ WARMLY ENDEARED HIM TO/ A WIDE CIRCLE OF RELATIVES AND FRIENDS/ WHO DEEPLY MOURN THE LOSS/ OCCASIONED TO THEM/ AND TO HIS COUNTRY/ BY HIS UNTIMELY DEATH/ HIS FRIENDS IN CHINA/ ADD TO A MONUMENT WHICH/ THEY HAVE ERECTED AT HONG KONG/ THIS SIMPLE MEMORIAL/ OF THEIR RESPECT AND AFFECTION/ FOR HIS MEMORY/ TO ME TO LIVE IN CHRIST AND TO DIED IS GAIN/ PHILIPPIANS CH1 V.21

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
TABLET MARBLE       Good

Physical Description

INSCRIPTION SURROUNDED BY TROPHY OF GUNS, ANCHOR, SWORD AND NAVAL CAP

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

War China (19C and 20C)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served & Returned 0
Died 1
Is this an exact count? Not known
How are the names ordered? Not known
What information is listed on the memorial? rank, year died, regiment, place of death, forename, manner of death, age of death
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial? No

Maintenance

Are the letters difficult to read? No
Who is responsible for the memorial?

Maintenance History:

Ceremonies

Not known

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type: Private
Did this include a trust or scholarship? No
Did this include a roll of honour? NOT APPLICABLE
Cost of Site: Not known
Cost of Memorial: Not known
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

Not known

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

Comments:  
Photographs: None
Other Documents: None
Form / Letter: F
Negatives: No
Drawings / Plans: No
Minutes: No
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
BRITAIN'S MARITIME MEMORIALS & MEMENTOES SAUNDERS, DAVID 1996 96