Philip Henry Cannell (died 3rd December 1915)

A fantastic (red sandstone) memorial stone to the son of Joseph and Jane Cannell. He lived at 78 Buck's Road, Douglas.

He was Petty Officer First Class on board HMS Ardent having been born on 27 February 1882.

He must have died on leave as he was buried in the cemetery on 6th December with full military honours.

He was only 33.

HMS Ardent went on to fight in the Battle of Jutland, and was sunk on 1st June 1916 - only two of her crew survived.


The full grave plot


Closer view of the headstone

P1030173 - Copy

Close up showing name and rank etc. with wonderful Knox motifs