John McNeill Boyd, R.N. (1812-1861)

Thomas Farrell, R.H.A.



St. Patrick's Cathedral


According to the information inscribed on the base of the statue, Boyd, who was captain of the H. M. S. Ajax, died “attempting to save the crew of the brig Neptune.”

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  • Plaque below portrait statue
  • Inscription of sculptor’s name and date
  • Other memorials in St. Patrick’s

  • 18th Royal Irish Regiment — Burma War, 1852-53
  • Regimental flags of British army units
  • The King’s Royal Irish Hussars
  • The First Royal Irish Regiment, China War, 1840-42
  • Photograph by George P. Landow.

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