Lt Montagu Treby Molesworth and crew members of HMS Cleopatra

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Reference WMO/282381

Address:

St Breocke's Church

St Breock

PL27 7JS

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 Marble
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • 19th Century Wars
About the memorial: Large wall mounted marble tablet set within a stone ogee arch. The tablet has a stone base, cornice and columned sides. The inscription is incised in black roman capitals.
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SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF/ MONTAGUE TREBY MOLESWORTH,/ A LIEUTENANT IN THE ROYAL NAVY,/ AND SECOND SON OF THE/ REVEREND WILLIAM MOLESWORTH,/ RECTOR OF THIS PARISH;/ AND ALSO OF/ (Names)/ SEAMAEN OF H. M. S. CLEOPATRA,/ WHO, WHILE ENGAGED IN THE EXECUTION OF THEIR DUTY,/ WERE BARBAROUSLY KILLED IN AN AFFRAY WITH THE/ NATIVES ON THE WESTERN COAST OF MADAGASCAR./ MARCH 23 1844./ THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECETED BY THEIR SHIPMATES,/ AS A TOKEN OF ESTEEM FOR THEIR CHARACTERS/ AND REGRET FOR THEIR MELANCHOLY FATE.

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