The inscription on his grave reads,
Here lies interred the mortal remains of BENJ. DRAWWATER, gentleman of Mansfield, late of Eastwood who suddenly departed this life on the 2nd. of June 1815, in the 68th year of his age. In his professional duty he had accompanied the great circumnavigator Cook in the years 1772 – 1776. His virtues were commendable and exemplary and were highly esteemed by friends and relations and his surviving family. He was a pious and good Christian. He lived respected and died lamented.
1. Cook’s Log, page 48, vol. 30, no. 2 (2007).
Originally published in Cook's Log, page 27, volume 40, number 1 (2017).
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