Sacred to the memory of Capt. James J. Dudgeon, 1st Batt. 22nd Regiment who died at Fredericton January 3rd 1867 aged 38 years. This tablet was erected by his fellow officers.
This lot is fenced with an iron rail, looped chain and stone posts. The iron tassels have been removed. The footstone in this plot is misplaced. It might better be placed at the grave of Margaret Doak, two tiers away.
Captain James John Dudgeon was paymaster of the 22nd Regiment, stationed in Fredericton at the time of Confederation. He and Colonel F.P. Harding, C.B. 22nd Regiment, who commanded Her Majesty’s Troops in New Brunswick, were brother officers.
The burial record at the Cathedral reads "James John Dudgeon, Jan. 5, 1867. 37 years." Only six months prior to the death of Captain Dudgeon, Bishop Medley had christened Frederick Annesley (1866-1943), infant son of James John and Elizabeth Maria Dudgeon. Mr. George T. Taylor, the artist and pioneer photographer, photographed the graveside ceremony during the firing of the salute at Captain Dudgeon’s funeral.