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John Franklin

Spilsby, Lincolnshire 1786 - Aboard HMS Erebus, off King William Island 1847
British Royal Navy officer and explorer of the Arctic, who died on an attempt to find the North West Passage
(Wikipedia)
Matthew Noble
1866

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Description

Bronze statue of Sir John Franklin.
The pedestal has two bronze reliefs and two plaques with lists of names.

London - John Franklin
Franklin's funeral on the ice
London - John Franklin
Chart of the arctic showing Melville Sound etc. (this relief is hardly visible, since the garden is private).

On the right side is a plaque listing 62 names of the men on SS Terror lost on the expedition, with the text: her majesty's ship teror - "they forged the last link with their lives"
On the left side is a plaque listing 67 names of the men on SS Erebus lost on the expedition, with the text; her majesty's ship erebus - "they forged the last link with their lives".

Inscription(s)

FRANKLIN

(relief)

to the great arctic navigator
and his brave companions
who sacrificed their lives in completing
the discovery of the north west passage
a.d. 1847_8.
erected by the unanimous vote of parliament

Signature

m. noble sculpt 1866
robinson & cottain founders battersea london

Sculptor

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Location (N 51°30'23" - W 0°7'56")

Item Code: gblo201; Photograph: 18 March 2019
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