St Oswald’s Church was open for visitors today so I took the opportunity to photograph the bronze plaque that remembers Claudius Galen WHEELHOUSE. I wrote about him on the 9th of this month (A Fine Type of Englishman). I don’t know if this three-dimensional portrait of him is a good likeness but it does him proud.
In loving memory of
CLAUDIUS GALEN WHEELHOUSE F.R.C.S.
Born 29th Dec 1826, Died 9th April 1909
For twenty years Honorary Surgeon
To the Leeds General Infirmary
President of the British Medical
Association 1889: L.L.D. of McGill
University, Canada 1897: D. Sc. Of
Leeds University 1904: J.P. of
The East Riding of Yorkshire
1889 – 1909: Churchwarden of
this church 1890 – 1909
Some of his friends who loved and honoured him erected
NIHIL TETIGIT QUOD NON ORNAVIT
My O level Latin wasn’t up to translating so I resorted to the Internet. Two choices.
He touched nothing which he did not adorn.
He touched nothing without embellishing it.
The Memorial Plaque is located on the wall to the left of the altar.