Memorial to Andrew Fawcus and his sons Thomas, Robert and Andrew d. 1885 at Beadnell, Northumberland
St Ebba's Church, Beadnell, Northumberland
[Top stage] ‘TO THE MEMORY OF / ANDREW FAWCUS / AGED 59; / AND HIS THREE SONS / THOMAS, AGED 32, / ROBERT, AGED 27 / AND ANDREW, AGED 18 / WHO WERE ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED / WITHIN SIGHT / OF THEIR OWN HOME / JANUARY 31ST 1885. / RESPECTED IN LIFE / AND DEEPLY LAMENTED IN DEATH /’ [Middle stage] ‘THEIR GRAVE / IS IN THE MIGHTY DEEP / AND THEY SHALL RISE AGAIN / THROUGH CHRIST, / WHEN THE SEA SHALL GIVE UP ITS DEAD / ON THE GREAT DAY OF THE LORD’ [Bottom stage] ‘ERECTED BY FRIENDS’.
Description: Stepped three-stage sarcophagus, top stage with scalloped corners, all surmounted with a cross inscribed ‘IHS’. Type: Cross Position: East end of the churchyard near the wall Materials: Grey sandstone
Fawcus, Andrew Age: 59 Date of Death: 31/1/1885 Cause of Death: vessel loss Rank / Occupation: unknown Organisation: unknown Fawcus, Thomas Age: 32 Date of Death: 31/1/1885 Cause of Death: vessel loss Rank / Occupation: unknown Organisation: unknown Fawcus, Andrew Age: 18 Date of Death: 31/1/1885 Cause of Death: vessel loss Rank / Occupation: unknown Organisation: unknown Fawcus, Robert Age: 27 Date of Death: 31/1/1885 Cause of Death: vessel loss Rank / Occupation: unknown Organisation: unknown
Notes: The four men were drowned after the capsize of fishing coble owned by the elder Andrew Fawcus, while they were picking up crab pots. Fawcus left a wife and four children, his three sons were all married. Recorder: Mike Headon Photographer: Mike Headon
Memorial in Spion Kop Cemetery, Hartlepool dedicated to Francis and Horsley Bulmer d. 1887
Spion Kop Cemetery, Hartlepool, Hartlepool, England
[On ribbon] 'IN THE MOST [sic] OF LIFE WE ARE IN DEATH', 'IN AFFECTIONATE / REMEMBRANCE / OF / FRANCIS BULMER, / AGED 47 YEARS / AND HIS BROTHER / HORSELEY BULMER, / AGED 43 YEARS. / WHO LOST THEIR LIVES RETURNING / FROM SALMON FISHING, / AUGUST 9TH 1887 / THY PURPOSE LORD WE CANNOT SEE, / BUT ALL IS WELL THATS DONE BY THEE / ALSO / ELIZABETH / THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE / FRANCIS BULMER...'
Description: Headstone flanked by gothic pillars. Type: Gravestone
Bulmer, Francis Age: 47 Date of Death: 9/8/1887 Cause of Death: Unknown/None Rank / Occupation: Fisherman Organisation: Bulmer, Horsley Age: 43 Date of Death: 9/8/1887 Cause of Death: Unknown/None Rank / Occupation: Fisherman Organisation:
'ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION/TO THE MEMORY OF/GEORGE HENRY SMITH/(SKIPPER)/AND/WILLIAM RICHARD LEGGETT/(THIRD HAND)/OF THE ILL-FATED TRAWLER 'CRANE'/WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE NORTH SEA/BY THE ACTION OF THE RUSSIAN BALTIC FLEET/OCTOBER 22ND 1904/AND/WALTER WHELPTON/(SKIPPER) OF THE TRAWLER 'MINO'/WHO DIED FROM SHOCK MAY 13TH 1905/UNVEILED BY/LORD NUNBURNHOLME/AUGUST 30TH 1906'[additional plaque] 'This plaque marks the centenary of the tragic events/which took place in the North Sea October 1904/As a result of the heated international situation at the/time of the Russo-Japanese War, the Hull fishing/fleet came under fire in the North Sea/victims of mistaken identity./This statue, a portrait of skipper Smith of the/trawler 'Crane', situated at the heart of Hessle Road,/for generations the home of the fishing community./It remains as a tribute to the bravery/of the city's trawlermen past and present./ Unveiled on this day 24th of October 2004/by Commander Makhovney/Naval attaché to the Russian Embassy.'
Description: Above the incriptions a pair of horns and the initials RAOB (Royal Antidiluvian Order of Buffaloes). Statue of a fisherman in Guernsey, souwester, and seaboots, his right hand raised, holding binoculars in his left hand. Type: Memorial Materials: marble, granite Date Erected: 1906 Artists: Albert Leake Vessel: Crane, Mino
Leggett, William Richard Age: Date of Death: 22/10/1905 Cause of Death: Unknown/None Rank / Occupation: 3rd hand Organisation: Smith, George Henry Age: Date of Death: 22/10/1904 Cause of Death: Unknown/None Rank / Occupation: Master Organisation: Whelpton, Walter Age: Date of Death: Cause of Death: Rank / Occupation: Organisation:
Notes: Trawlers 'Mino' and 'Crane' fired on by Russian fleet in mistake for the Japanese. Lord Nunburnholme (Charles Henry Wilson) was indisposed on the morning of the unveiling which was carried out by John Watt JP. Albert Leake, a stone mason ans sculptor of Spring Bank West assembled the monument at a cost of £245-00. It was carved in Italy from a photograph posed by Mr Leake wearing oilskins and a souwester. The memorial committee were elected for the Blythe Boys Lodge of the RAOB of which Skipper Smith had been a member. Bibliography: 'Hull Daily Mail' (5 April 1978). Arthur G. Credland 'North Sea Incident 21-22 October 1904 commonly called the Russian Outrage (Hull, 1986,)pp. 63-4.