A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Cowes -
- Freshwater All Saints : H C Tennyson Memorial -

Location

In All Saints Church, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, PO40 9BW
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 40756
 
Historic England Listing Status

All Saints Church is Grade II* Listed. Since the Memorial forms part of the fittings of the Church, it is assumed that it is covered by the Listing.
 
Description

Marble memorial plaque. Names Audrey, Lady Tennyson, and her son Harold Courtenay Tennyson.

Memorial

Freshwater All Saints : H C Tennyson Memorial
 

 

 

 

 

 
Freshwater All Saints : Tennyson tombstone
 
Inscription


IN LOVING MEMORY OF
AUDREY WIFE OF HALLAM LORD TENNYSON
BORN AUGUST 19 1854 DIED DECEMBER 7 1916
SHE WENT ABOUT DOING GOOD
THRICE BLEST WHOSE LIVES ARE FAITHFUL PRAYERS
WHOSE LOVES IN HIGHER LOVE ENDURE
WHAT SOULS POSSESS THEMSELVES SO PURE
OR IS THERE BLESSEDNESS LIKE THEIRS?

ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HAROLD COURTENAY TENNYSON R.N.
YOUNGEST SON OF HALLAM, LORD TENNYSON AND AUDREY, LADY TENNYSON
NAVIGATING SUB-LIEUTENANT IN H.M.S. VIKING
WHO WAS KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE IN THE ENGLISH CHANNEL
HE GAVE HIS LIFE TO SERVE HIS GOD, HIS KING AND HIS COUNTRY
IN DEFENCE OF TRUTH, LIBERTY AND JUSTICE
AND RESTS WITH HIS MOTHER IN THIS CHURCHYARD.

HIS LAST MESSAGE WAS "I HAVE ONLY DONE MY DUTY
AS A MAN IS BOUND TO DO AND I DIE WITH A JOYFUL SPIRIT"

BORN APRIL 27 1896, DIED JANUARY 29 1916

GOD'S FINGER TOUCH'D HIM AND HE SLEPT


 

HAROLD COURTENAY TENNYSON R.N.
SON OF
HALLAM, LORD TENNYSON
AND
AUDREY, LADY TENNYSON



 
Further Information

Grandson of Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

Buried in the family plot at All Saints Churchyard.

CWGC record ...

Biographical Information


 


 
 

 
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