Midshipman John Pocock Tindal (Battle of Camperdown 1797)

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Reference WMO/175848


Chelmsford Cathedral

New Street




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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Painted
  • Revolutionary/Napoleonic (1792-1815)
About the memorial: 18th Century memorial to Midshipman John Pocock Tindal, RN, brother of Lord Chief Justice Sir Nicolas Tindal, at Chelmsford Cathedral for service in the war against Revolutionary France into which the Dutch fleet was conscripted after the country was conquered by the French.
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'Sacred to the memory of / JOHN POCOCK TINDAL / late of this Parish / (second son of ROBERT Tindal & SALLY his Wife) / Who in the 17th Year of his Age / was killed in the Moment of Victory / by a Cannon-shot in the memorable Engagement / between the English & Dutch Fleets / on the 11th October 1797 / whilst gallantly on Duty as Signal-Midshipman / on board his Majesty's ship MONARCH / For his ingenuous and unaffected Manners / his unblemish'd integrity & Rectitude of Conduct / he was endeared to many Friends / by whom he has fallen sorely & sincerely lamented. / To his afflicted Parents & Family he has left the only Consolation / so fatal a catastrophe can admit, / in the Hope / that his truly Christian-like Conduct / will thro' Faith in the Merits of his SAVIOUR / be accepted and rewarded by his CREATOR / and in the Refection / that his Life tho' short was virtuous and meritorious / His Death Glorious and Honourable'

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