Sinclair CSN departed Liverpool in January 1865,
in command of the blockade runner Lelia
The vessel floundered and sank, losing all
hands. My information is that
Commander Sinclair`s body was washed up approx. 3 months later, in the area
of Fleetwood, a fishing port around
50 miles North of Liverpool, and ut us
there where he is laid to rest.
Most of the ornate lettering has worn away from the gravestone, so far,
these photographs are mt only view of this grave, but that will change,
The inscription I have so far managed to decipher reads:-
To The Memory of
Commander Arthur Sinclair
of Norfolk Virginia,
There is an obvious reference to
the Lelia, as can be seen by the ornate capital L at the base of the photographs.
The grave itself is virtually buried under a very large bush, but
steps are in hand to amend that situation.
Another photograph of his grave, kindly provided by his family
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