5th March 1833

East Falkland Island
Mr Hellyer was buried on a lonely & dreary headland. The procession was a melancholy one: in front a Union Jack half mast high was carried & over the coffin the British ensign was thrown; the funeral, from its simplicity was the more solemn, & suited all the circumstances.
Captain Fitzroy’s Journal:
This day we buried the body of our lamented young friend, on a rising ground near Johnson Cove, in sight of our ship. All the French attended the melancholy ceremony, as well as all our own party, excepting the very few who were obliged to stay on board.

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