Captain Nicholas Vansittart (Tablet)


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Reference WMO/276005

Address:

St John the Baptist Church

Broadmoor Road

Shottesbrooke Park, Berkshire

SL6 3SW

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:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Unknown
Conflicts:
  • China (19C and 20C)
About the memorial: Tablet with open triangular pediment decorated with leaves and an anchor.
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TO/ THE MEMORY OF/ NICHOLAS VANSITTART C.B./ CAPTN. ROYAL NAVY/ 6TH SON OF/ ARTHUR AND THE HONBLE CAROLINE VANSITTART/ BORN AT SHOTTESBROOKE MARCH 7TH 1819/ DIED ON BOARD HMS MAGICIENNE OFF KINTANG/ JULY 17TH 1859/ HIS CAREER FROM HIS FIRST ENTRY INTO THE SERVICE IN 1832/ WAS MARKED BY UNCEASING ENERGY AND CONSPICUOUS BRAVERY/ AND GAINED FOR HIM THE RESPECT AND ADMIRATION. OF HIS OFFICERS AND MEN/ HE JOINED THE CORNWALLIS IN 1841 UNDER SIR WM PARKER/ WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK LIEUT IN 1842 FOR/ HIS SERVICES IN THE OPERATIONS AGAINST TESKEE CILAPOO/ AND WOOSAN AND TO THAT OF COMMANDER IN 1847 BY HIS/ ADMR SIR THOS COCHRANE AFTER THE ARDUOUS EXPEDITION IN/ THE BRUNI RIVER SOON AFTER HE COMMISIONED THE FROLIC 17/ AND WAS ON THE MEDITERRANEAN STATION TILL 1849/ IN FEBRUARY 1855 HE COMMISSIONED/ THE MAGICIENNE 16 STEAM FRIGATE AND WAS MOST ACTIVELY/ EMPLOYED IN THE BALTIC AND HAD COMMAND OF/ A DIVISION OF GUN AND MORTAR BOATS AT THE BOMBARDMENT/ OF SWEABOURG FOR WHICH SERVICES HE WAS DECORATED/ WITH THE ORDER OF THE BATH/ IN 1856 HE RECOMMISSIONED THE MAGICIENNE AND WAS SENT/ FIRST TO THE BLACK SEA THEN TO THE PACIFIC AND FINALLY/ TO CHINA IN COMMAND OF A SQUADRON NEAR HONG KONG/ AGAINST PIRATES HE DESTROYED 150 JUNKS AND BOATS/ KILLED AND CAPTURED 458 PIRATES AND AGAIN/ OF AMOY HE DESTROYED 60 PIRATE JUNKS AND BOATS/ ON THE 25TH JUNE 1859 WHILST/ GALLANTLY LEADING ON HIS MEN IN THE DESPERATE ASSAULT/ UPON THE TAKU FORTS AT THE MOUTH OF THE PEIHO/ UNDERTAKEN TO RETRIEVE THE HONOURS OF THE DAY AND/ TO SAVE THE ENTIRE FLEET FROM DESTRUCTION/ HE LOST HIS LEFT LEG AND RECEIVED THOSE WOUNDS/ FROM THE EFFECTS OF WHICH HE DIED./ HIS REMAINS WERE DEPOSITED IN THE CEMETERY OF SHANGHAI/ WITH MILITARY HONOURS FOLLOWED AND MOURNED BY/ THE MINISTERS OF FRANCE AND ENGLAND AND/ SOME HUNDRED OF SOLDIERS AND SAILORS./ REQUIESCAT IN PACE/ THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY HIS SISTER/ EMILY SARAH VANSITTART.

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