Photos: Midshipman Commemoration Service

February 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

A service to commemorate the life of US Midshipman Richard Sutherland Dale — the last victim of the War of 1812 — was held this weekend in St George’s.

Midshipman Dale, 20, died in Bermuda in February 1815 of wounds received while fighting in the War of 1812. For many years the U.S. Military commemorated Midshipman Dale on the anniversary of his death, however the event ceased once the U.S departed from their base in Bermuda. However, the tradition was adopted by the Friends of St. Peters Church, who now gather every year at Midshipman Dale’s gravestone.

Richard Sutherland Dale Commemoration Bermuda Feb 2021 (1)

Richard Sutherland Dale Commemoration Bermuda Feb 2021 (2)

Richard Sutherland Dale Commemoration Bermuda Feb 2021 (3)

Richard Sutherland Dale Commemoration Bermuda Feb 2021 (4)

Richard Sutherland Dale Commemoration Bermuda Feb 2021 (5)

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