This plaque is situated on the North facing wall opposite the side entrance doors. It was originally erected in the churchyard (see below).
THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS AND MEN OF
EDWARD HAY ESQR COMMANDER.
WHO DIED APRIL 30TH 1864 FROM WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION
AT TE PAPA NEW ZEALAND.
WILLIAM ARTHUR TURNER ASSISTANT SURGEON.
DIED AT WELLINGTON NEW ZEALAND MAY 7TH 1862.
FITZHUGH D'ESTE JERNINGHAM ACTING SUB LIEUTENANT
LOST AT FALKLAND ISLANDS JANY 19TH 1865
RICHARD HART. A.B. DIED AT SEA OCTOBER 3RD 1861.
AMBROSE GEAR. R.M.L.I. DIED AT AUCKLAND SEPT 17TH 1861.
SAMUEL HOOPER. A.B. DIED AT SYDNEY MAY 4TH 1863.
FREDK OSBORNE 2ND CAPTN FORE TOP. DAVID DOWNER R.M.L.I.
KILLED IN ACTION AT RANGARIRI NOVR 20TH 1863.
JAMES MCTEAR STOKER DIED FEBY 22ND 1864 ON BOARD H.M.S.CURACOA
JAMES BEW LEADING SEAMAN DIED AT SYDNEY N.S.W. SEPT 23rd 1864
HENRY CLARKE O.S. GEORGE YOUNG A.B. ANDREW GREENHAM STOKER
KILLED IN ACTION AT TE PAPA APRIL 29TH 1864.
JOHN DARK. GUNNER R.M.A. DROWNED AT SEA JANUARY 11TH 1865.
JOHN SHEEHAN. A.B. ALSO DROWNED AT SEA FEBRUARY 14TH 1865.
WILLIAM JARVIS BOY 1ST CLASS DIED JULY 23RD 1864.
THOMAS WALDON BOY 1ST CLASS DIED AT SEA FEBY 8TH 1865.
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED AS A MARK OF RESPECT & REGARD BY THE
CAPTAINS, OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE SHIP DURING THE COMMISSION 1860 - 1865.
Notice of the erection of this memorial was published in the (New Zealand) Wellington Independent, on Tuesday October 3rd 1865. The article recorded the wording on the tablet and also described it as being "A handsome white marble tablet, surmounted with a highly sculptured anchor and chain cable, fixed upon a slab of Belgian black marble, ... erected in Kingston Churchyard, Portsmouth, in memory of the officers and men, late of the Harrier, who were killed in New Zealand."
The article can be read online at:- Paperspast.
You should click on the fifth page - the article is in the sixth column.
Thanks to Barry Pycroft for the photograph and for correcting some minor errors.