St. Peters Graveyard
Here you’ll find tombstones more than three centuries old and the grave of Midshipman Richard Sutherland Dale, the last victim of the war of 1812.
Midshipman Dale was a twenty year old soldier onboard a fighting ship off the coast of Bermuda. He was wounded, brought to shore and housed at Stiles House following a leg amputation. He was compassionately cared for by the people of St. George’s until his death on February 22, 1815. His parents purchased a large white marble marker for his grave due to the kindness Richard received during his illness.
Dale was buried with honours at St. Peter’s Church and for many years a ceremony was held at the gravesite on America’s Memorial Day. Today, the Friends of St. Peter’s sponsor a yearly memorial service and dinner in honor of Midshipman Dale.