Lt William Hector Rason

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Reference WMO/276024


St Mary the Virgin Church

Church Street


BN21 1HS


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Painted
  • China (19C and 20C)
About the memorial: Wall tablet in St Mary’s Church, Eastbourne commemorating Lieutenant William Hector Rason RN d. 1859 in the 2nd China War.
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'Sacred to the memory of / William Hector Rason, / Lieut R.N. Aged 26; / who gallantly fell under the Batteries of the Peiho; / 25th June, 1859, / when in command of the 'Plover' Gun Boat; / sunk in Action / carrying the Admiral's flag. / This monument / is erected by his Brother officers / in token of their admiration of his conspicuous gallantry / and moral worth / Praelio occisus'

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