Sir John Franklin Memorial
Richard Westmacott, Jr (1799-1872)
c.8' high x 10' wide
Vestibule of the Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, London SE10
The inscription on the plinth under the list of the expedition members reads:
BENEATH LIE THE REMAINS / OF ONE OF FRANKLIN'S COMPANIONS / WHO PERISHED IN THE ARCTIC REGIONS / 1848 / DISCOVERED AND BROUGHT AWAY FROM / KING WILLIAM'S LAND” by CAPTAIN HALL / THE UNITED STATES ARCTIC EXPLORER / 1869.
Photographs, captions, and Commentary below by Jacqueline Banerjee, with many thanks to the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, for permission to reproduce the pictures. [Click on all images for larger pictures.]