Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Sandown -
- Christ Church H M S Eurydice Memorial -

Location

In the Churchyard of Christ Church, The Broadway, Sandown, Isle of Wight
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 40836
 
Historic England Listing Status

Christ Church is Listed Grade II. Since the Memorial is situated within the curtilage of the Church, it is assumed to be covered by the Listing.
 
Description

A square stone column, erected in memory of some of the seamen who died in the sinking of H M S Eurydice and were buried at Sandown.

Memorial

Sandown Christ Church  H M S Eurydice memorial

Memorial in
contemporary photo (c 1878)
Inscription


SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SEVEN BRAVE SEAMEN
OF HER MAJESTY'S NAVY
WHO LIE BURIED HERE
AFTER HAVING FIRST
FOUND A WATERY GRAVE
ON SUNDAY
MARCH 24, 1878
WHEN H.M.S. "EURYDICE"
FOUNDERED
IN A TERRIFIC SQUALL
OFF SANDOWN BAY


O HARVEY BURIED MAY 17
NAME UNKNOWN " " JUNE 5
J HOWARD " " JULY 6
T J SMITH " " AUG 2
W SHUKER " " 2
H VEALS " " 12
NAME UNKNOWN " " OCT 8


THEN THEY CRY UNTO THE LORD
IN THEIR TROUBLE, AND HE BRINGETH
THEM OUT OF THEIR DISTRESS
HE MAKETH THE STORM A CALM SO
THE WAVES THEREOF ARE STILL
THEN ARE THEY GLAD BECAUSE
THEY BE QUIET : SO HE BRINGETH
THEM UNTO THEIR DESIRED HAVEN

PSALM CVII 29 -30


THE SEA GAVE UP THE DEAD
WHICH WERE IN IT

REV XX.13

THERE WAS NO MORE SEA

REV XXI.1

ERECTED BY SUBSCRIPTION
AIDED BY AN ADMIRALTY GRANT


 

Further Information

See also H M S Eurydice Memorial at Shanklin Cemetery.


 


Sandown Christ Church  H M S Eurydice memorial

Memorial in
2004


 
 

 
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