On the wall facing the main door, to the South of the Chancel
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY
CAPT THE HON HEDWORTH LAMBTON CB
AND THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF HMS POWERFUL
IN MEMORY OF
COMMANDER ALFD P ETHELSTON RN
FLEET PAYMASTER WM HF KAY RN
COMMANDER FREDK G EGERTON RN
LIEUTENANT EDWARD STABB RNR
THE NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS, PETTY OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE NAVAL BRIGADES OF HMS POWERFUL WHO WERE KILLED OR DIED DURING THE CAMPAIGN IN SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1900
Fleet Paymaster William Kay died of enteric fever at Ascension Island on the way home from South Africa.
Lieutenant Frederick Egerton died of wounds at Ladysmith on 2nd November 1899, aged 31. Son of Admiral Francis Egerton, of Weybridge (MP 1866-8). A Boer shell hit him in the legs. Both legs were amputated, his only remark, 'This will put an end to my cricket I'm afraid'. He died later that day.
Commander Alfred Athelston was killed in action at Graspan. 25th Nov. 1899. Son of Robert and Philippa Ethelston, of Hinton, Salop. Joined the Royal Navy in 1875. Served in Sudan 1884-5 (medal and bar, Khedives star).
Lieutenant Edward Stabb died of fever at Ladysmith on 15th January 1900.
See also the monument in Victoria Park to HMS Powerful which lists the names of 47 officers and men who died during the actions in South Africa.