Birmingham City Council

Trafalgar Memorial

In October 2005, to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, Birmingham City Council unveiled a giant banner, covering almost a full side of Birmingham Town Hall. The background showed Nicholas Peacock's painting' Trafalgar - Beginning Of The Action', overlaid with Lemuel Francis Abbott's portrait, 'Rear-Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1758-1805'. Both paintings are at the National Maritime Museum, London.

The banner listed the names of the Birmingham-born men who served at the battle. Below is the list with the vessel that they served on:

  • Benjamin Baggs (Neptune)
  • Michael Baker (Royal Sovereign)
  • George Barker (Orion)
  • John Barlow (Bellerophon)
  • William Bennett (Conqueror)
  • Thomas Betterage (Ajax)
  • Walter Bibbons (Ajax)
  • Josh Botwell (Thunderer)
  • Charles Bromley (Bellerophon)
  • William Brooks (Polyphemus)
  • John Brown (Prince)
  • John Brown (Thunderer)
  • Thomas Brown (Swiftsure)
  • Edward Burley (Orion)
  • Charles Burton (Dreadnought)
  • William Bushell (Defence)
  • Josh Carpenter (Minataur)
  • William Clarke (Swiftsure)
  • Samuel Clarkson (Orion)
  • William Clempson (Spartiate)
  • Charles Cook (Temeraire)
  • Thomas Cook (Conqueror)
  • George Cooper (Royal Sovereign)
  • William Cope (Defence)
  • Israel Deacon (Prince)
  • George Dowler (Ajax)
  • Thomas Duffield (Minataur)
  • John Dunn (Royal Sovereign)
  • William Dyke (Britannia)
  • William Elliott (Victory)
  • Thomas Engley (Ajax)
  • Abel Fletcher (Temeraire)
  • Thomas Fox (Belleisle)
  • Joseph Gadsby (Swiftsure)
  • Thomas Gee (Royal Sovereign)
  • Samuel Gell (Swiftsure)
  • William Gill (Mars)
  • Charles Goff (Bellerophon)
  • William Griffiths (Britannia)
  • Edward Groves (Ajax)
  • Thomas Hadley (Conqueror)
  • Thomas Haines (Ajax)
  • Thomas Halloway (Leviathan)
  • Josh Hancock (Defiance)
  • James Hands (Spartiate)
  • John Hands (Orion)
  • Thomas Hart (Revenge)
  • William Hodgetts (Revenge)
  • Thomas Horton (Ajax)
  • Hugh Hughes (Agamemnon)
  • William Hughes (Britannia)
  • Thomas James (Mars)
  • Josh Johnson (Achilles)
  • Joseph Jones (Royal Sovereign)
  • Thomas Kinsay (Britannia)
  • John Ledepard (Tonnant)
  • Richard Linguard (Mars)
  • John Lloyd (Dreadnought)
  • Samuel Lovetrue (Defence)
  • James Lyndford (Orion)
  • William Martin (Swiftsure)
  • Joseph McLatchett (Royal Sovereign)
  • John Merrick (Belleisle)
  • Michael Millard (Defiance)
  • John Mitchell (Defence)
  • James Mullington (Britannia)
  • William Murray (Spartiate)
  • Richard Newell (Ajax)
  • Thomas Nicholls (Royal Sovereign)
  • John Norris (Spartiate)
  • Thomas Oliver (Spartiate)
  • Josh Parker (Defiance)
  • Thomas Partridge (Royal Sovereign)
  • Joseph Penn (Royal Sovereign)
  • William Perry (Defence)
  • James Ralphs (Orion)
  • John Roberts (Africa)
  • Joseph Rogers (Minataur)
  • William Rogers (Minataur)
  • Azas Ross (Conqueror)
  • Joseph Rowley (Royal Sovereign)
  • William Sawyer (Mars)
  • John Seaton (Britannia)
  • William Shaw (Victory)
  • Isaac Sherrett (Orion)
  • Daniel Smith (Mars)
  • Edward Smith (Britannia)
  • John Smith (Leviathan)
  • John Smith (Swiftsure)
  • William Smith (Bellerophon)
  • William Smith (Belleisle)
  • Josh Stokes (Belleisle)
  • James Sudbury (Britannia)
  • John Sutton (Ajax)
  • John Swindle (Defence)
  • Henry Taylor (Orion)
  • William Taylor (Defence)
  • Henry Thompson (Ajax)
  • John Thompson (Revenge)
  • William Tibett (Orion)
  • John Tipping (Revenge)
  • James Tooth (Africa)
  • William Trantor (Spartiate)
  • William Tuckey (Dreadnought)
  • Richard Tysall (Spartiate)
  • Luke Vaughton (Colossus)
  • Richard Walker (Mars)
  • Thomas Warren (Defiance)
  • William Warren (Defence)
  • Aaron Westwood (Minataur)
  • John Wicks (Defiance)
  • Samuel Wilkes (Victory)
  • Henry Williams (Orion)
  • John Woodward (Orion)
  • Josh Woodward (Tonnant)

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