Memorial to Captain Charles John Moore Mansfield
Captain CJM Mansfield died on 23rd April 1813, aged 52, and was buried at St Margaretís Church, Rochester, Kent, where there is a wall monument in his memory. The memorial reads as follows:
TO THE MEMORY OF
Captn CHARLES JOHN MOORE MANSFIELD
Who during a Period of 40 Years arduous
Service established the character of an
Honorable and Gallant Officer.
In the Year 1793 he was made Commander
and was afterwards raised to the Rank of
While commanding the Andromache he was
attacked by an Algerine Frigate under
Spanish Colors, which he captured after
a long and desperate engagement.
For many years he commanded the Minotaur,
and had the Honor of capturing the
El Neptuno a Spanish 80 Gun Ship
in the ever memorable engagement of
Soon after this Period, worn down by fatigue
he retired into the bosom of his Family,
and, after a long and afflicting illness,
calmly resigned his Soul
into the hands of his Maker
On the 23d day of April 1813, Aged 52 Years
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