Captain Cornelius James Stevens RM (Battle of Navarino 1827)


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Reference WMO/275573

Address:

St Dunstan's Churchyard

London Road

jct St Dunstan's Streret

Canterbury

CT2 8LS

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
Materials:
  • Stone Limestone
Lettering: Unknown
Conflicts:
  • 19th Century Wars
About the memorial: Memorial Headstone in St Dunstan’s Church, Canterbury, Kent commemorating Commander John Stevens, RN d. 1814 and Captain Cornelius James Stevens, RM d. 1827. Headstone, bodystone and footstone. The Battle of Navarino was Britain's contribution to the successful Greek War of Independence.
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'Here are deposited the remains of / John STEVENS Esq / a commander in the Royal Navy, who died Oct...1814 aged 72 years / also of Elizabeth his widow / who departed this life February 4th 1837 / in the 89th year of his age / they has three sons, the second / Cornelius James, a captain in the Royal Marines was killed in the service of his country in the battle of Navarino / on board his Majesty's ship Albion / on the 20th of Oct 1827 aged 40 years / Thomas the eldest, also a captain in the Royal Marines and John Harvey / the youngest a captain in the Royal / Marine Artillery have caused this stone to be erected in memory of / their revered parents and of / their beloved brother'

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