Thursday, March 24, 2016

Bell Memorial Plaque

Bell Plaque: West St Cemetery. Inscription: 
 In Memory of Capt. William Douglas Bell  25 years Port Captain of This Port
 Died 10 April 1869 Aged 62 Years
At the Taking of Port Natal from the Insurgent Boers he rendered valuable Service by towing into Port under fire of the Enemy the Boats of the Southampton Frigate, and through his after Career in life was held in Esteem as a Faithful Servant of Government, a Good Husband, and Affectionate Father.