Category Archives: Fishing

Lowestoft Cemetery, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England

Memorial at Lowestoft Cemetery, Lowestoft, Suffolk commemorating Frank Church d. 1947

Location

Lowestoft Cemetery, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England

Transcript

'Sophia Ann SMITH died March 1943 aged 71 also of JAMES died October 12th 1948 aged 77 also of FRANK SAMUEL CHURCH died May 11th 1947 aged 39 died fishing in the North Sea'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Position: Plot 3

People

Church, Frank Samuel
Age: 39
Date of Death: 11/5/1947
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation: Unknown

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All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Thomas Death d. 1875

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'Thomas Death aged 43 lost off Yarmouth in the smack 'Honour' July 31 1875'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Honour

People

Death, Thomas
Age: 43
Date of Death: 31/7/1875
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:

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Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

Abbey, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland

Memorial at Arbroath Abbey commemorating members of the Christie family

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Location

Abbey, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland

Transcript

'IN MEMORY OF / HELEN CHRISTIE / WHO DIED AT FORFAR / 4TH JANUARY 1897 AGED 69 YEARS / AND IS INTERRED HERE / DAUGHTER OF HELEN CRICHTON / AND HENRY CHRISTIE SHIPMASTER / ARBROATH'

Details

Description: Carving of cutter-rigged boat between two fish above.
Type: Headstone
Position: Kirkyard
Materials: Sandstone

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All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Charles Russell d. 1889

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'CHARLES RUSSELL aged 26 lost with the Smack Perseverence in the North Sea [Particulars unknown] May 1889'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Perseverance

People

Russell, Charles
Age: 26
Date of Death: 5/1889
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:

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Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating William Russell d. 1891

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'WILLIAM RUSSELL Aged 60 Lost in the Smack 'Glance' in the North Sea January 1891'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Glance

People

Russell, William
Age: 60
Date of Death: 1/1891
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:

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Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Arthur King d. 1894

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'ARTHUR KING aged 30 Drowned from the Smack 'Gipsy Queen' in the North Sea Feb 12 1894'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Gipsy Queen

People

King, Arthur
Age: 30
Date of Death: 12/2/1894
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:

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Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

Larpool cemetery, Whitby, North Yorkshire, England

Memorial at Larpool cemetery, Whitby commemorating lifeboat coxswain Harry Freeman d. 1904

Location

Larpool cemetery, Whitby, North Yorkshire, England

Transcript

'HENRY FREEMAN / DIED 13TH DECEMBER 1904 / AGED 69 YEARS. / ONLY SURVIVOR OF THE / WHITBY LIFEBOAT DISASTER / 0F 1861. / COXSWAIN OF THE WHITBY LIFEBOAT / 1877 * 1899 / DURING HIS SERVICE HE HELPED TO SAVE / OVER THREE HUNDRED LIVES.'

Details

Description: A Yorkshire coble incised above the inscription.
Type: Gravestone
Materials: granite
Date Erected: 1986

People

Freeman, Henry
Age: 69
Date of Death: 13/12/1904
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboat coxswain; fisherman
Organisation: RNLI

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Notes: Erected with funds raised by the pupils of Whitby school. It does not record Freeman's two wives buried in the same grave.
Bibliography: Ian Minter and Ray Shill 'Storm Warrior: The Turbulent life of Harry Freeman' (Sutton Coldfield, 1991,)p. 222.

Dean Road Cemetery, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England

Memorial at Dean Road Cemetery, Scarborough commemorating Frederick Harrison d. 1945, Ernest Harrison d. 1940 and George Frederick Harrison d. 1959

Location

Dean Road Cemetery, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England

Transcript

'In loving memory of FREDERICK HARRISON trawler owner Born December 6th 1877. Died August 30 1945, also his beloved wife Isabella Margaret, born June 20th 1876. Died July 26th 1949 and of ERNEST their son, Master Mariner. Born May 19th 1903. Lost at sea by enemy action January 6th 1940. Also George Frederick Harrison Trawler Owner, Born January 6th 1902. Died May 4th 1959 and his wife Bertha Madeline. Born October 7th 1900. Died March 19 1978'

Details

Event Category

1939-1945 Second World War

People

Harrison, Frederick
Age:
Date of Death: 30/8/1945
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Trawler owner
Organisation:
Harrison, Ernest
Age:
Date of Death: 6/1/1940
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Master mariner
Organisation:
Harrison, George Frederick
Age:
Date of Death: 4/5/1959
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Trawler owner
Organisation:

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Dean Road Cemetery, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England

Memorial at Dean Road Cemetery, Scarborough commemorating Samual Ward Normandale d. 1920 in the loss of the SS ‘Strathord’

Location

Dean Road Cemetery, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England

Transcript

'SAMUEL WARD NORMANDALE beloved husband of Eliza Normandale [skipper] of the S.S. STRATHORD who was lost with all hands Feb 23rd 1920 aged 30'

Details

Vessel: SS Strathord

People

Normandale, Samuel Ward
Age: 32
Date of Death: 23/2/1920
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Trawlerman
Organisation: Aberdeen Steam Trawling And Fishing Co

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Notes: 'Strathord' a fishing trawler sunk by a mine in the North Sea with the loss of all nine crew.

St Michael's Church, Beer, Devon, England

Memorial in St Michael’s Church, Beer, Devon, England commemorating Edward Good d. 1804

Location

St Michael's Church, Beer, Devon, England

Transcript

'Near this Place lie the remains / of EDWARD GOOD / Late an industrious Fisherman / who Left to the Vicar and Churchwardens / for the Time being and their Successors for Ever / TWENTY POUNDS in TRUST / for the Poor of this Parish / The Interest to be distirbuted [sic] annually / at Christmas in the Proportion of / Two thirds at BEER and one at SEATON. / He died November 7th 1804 / in the 67th Year of his Age.'

Details

Description: Circular plaque with engraved text, etched in black. The word "distirbuted" is a spelling error in the original text.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: Interior
Materials: Stone

People

Good, Edward
Age: 67
Date of Death: 7/11/1804
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:

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