Lieutenant Henry Horace Baker

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Reference WMO260390

Address:

St Pancras Church

Euston Road

London

NW1 2BA

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Brass
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Other
About the memorial: In the church vestibule. Memorial to a family lost at sea in the SS 'City of Boston'.
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IWM '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."'

Henry Horace Baker

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