The Monument to Able–Seaman Harry Pinner RN

by John M. MacFarlane 2017

Plaque Pinner

The Monument to Able–Seaman Harry Pinner RN (Photo from the John MacFarlane collection. )

In the historic St. Paul’s Naval and Garrison Church in Esquimalt there is a memorial to Able–Seaman Harry Pinner RN. It was erected by his shipmates from HMS Egeria

HMS Egeria

HMS Egeria (Photo A–00222 from the BC Archives collection. )

He served in HMS Egeria as an Able–Seaman RN. Thomas Vikander and Murray Lundberg found records that show that on June 8th, 1899 he drowned in Nanaimo BC in a boating accident after visiting a cousin (who was a miner in Nanaimo). They were boating from Shaw’s Boathouse to the ship when the launch overturned. He was buried in the Nanaimo Cemetery.

To quote from this article please cite:

MacFarlane, John M. (2017) The Monument to Able–Seaman Harry Pinner RN. 2017.

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