Category Archives: Lifesaving

Church of the Holy Spirit, Rye Harbour, East Sussex, England

Wall tablet at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Rye Harbour commemorating the crew of the lifeboat ‘Mary Stanford’ lost in 1928

Location

Church of the Holy Spirit, Rye Harbour, East Sussex, England

Transcript

'TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE UNDERNAMED / 17 MEMBERS OF THE CREW OF THE RYE HARBOUR LIFE BOAT / WHO LOST THEIR LIVES ON THE 15TH NOVEMBER 1928, WHEN GALLANTLY PROCEEDING, IN / VERY ROUGH WEATHER, TO THE RESCUE OF THE CREW OF THE 'ALICE' OF RIGA / HERBERT HEAD, AGED 47 YEARS (COXSWAIN) / JOSEPH STONHAM AGED 43 YEARS (SECOND COXSWAIN) / HENRY CUTTING, AGED 39 YEARS (BOWMAN) / ALBERT ERNEST SMITH, AGED 44 YEARS / WALTER IGGLESDEN, AGED 38 YEARS / CHARLES FREDERICK DAVID POPE, AGED 28 YEARS / ROBERTS REDVERS CUTTING, AGED 28 YEARS / WILLIAM THOMAS ALBERT CLARK, AGED 27 YEARS / ALBERT ERNEST CUTTING, AGED 26 YEARS / ARTHUR WILLIAM DOWNEY, AGED 25 YEARS / LESLIE GEORGE CLARK, AGED 24 YEARS / ROBERT HENRY POPE, AGED 23 YEARS / MORRISS JAMES DOWNEY, AGED 23 YEARS / CHARLES SOUTHERDEN, AGED 22 YEARS / LEWIS ALEXANDER POPE, AGED 21 YEARS / JAMES ALFRED HEAD, AGED 19 YEARS / JOHN STANLEY HEAD, AGED 17 YEARS / GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS / THIS TABLET OF MANX STONE WAS ERECTED BY PEOPLE OF THE ISLE OF MAN / THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE ROYAL LIFEBOAT INSTITUTION'

Details

Description: Carved with a celtic knot border with celtic crosses in the corners.
Type: Wall tablet
Materials: Manx stone
Vessel: Mary Stanford

People

Clark, Leslie
Age: 24
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:
Clark, William
Age: 27
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:
Cutting, Roberts
Age: 28
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:
Cutting, Henry
Age: 39
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Bowman
Organisation:
Cutting, Albert
Age: 26
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:
Downey, Morriss
Age: 23
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:
Downey, Arthur
Age: 25
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:
Head, Herbert
Age: 47
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Coxswain
Organisation:
Head, James
Age: 19
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:
Head, John
Age: 17
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:
Igglesden, Walter
Age: 38
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:
Pope, Charles
Age: 28
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:
Pope, Alex
Age: 21
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:
Pope, Robert
Age: 23
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:
Smith, Albert
Age: 44
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:
Southerden, Charles
Age: 22
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:
Stonham, Joseph
Age: 43
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Second coxswain
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: The crew died when their lifeboat 'Mary Stanford' capsized in Rye Harbour. The boat itself washed up on the beach.
Bibliography: Geoff Hutchinson 'The Mary Stanford Disaster' (Hastings, 1984).

South Promenade, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, England

Memorial on the South Promenade, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire commemorating the crew of the lifeboat ‘Laura Janet’ who died in 1886  attempting to rescue the crew of the ‘Mexico’

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Location

South Promenade, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, England

Transcript

'THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED / BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION / IN MEMORY OF / WILLIAM JOHNSON COXSWAIN / CHARLES TIMS SUB COXSWAIN / OLIVER HODSON BOWMAN / THOMAS BONNEY / JAMES BONNEY / NICHOLAS PARKINSON / JAMES M. DOBSON / JAMES JOHNSON / RICHARD FISHER / JOHN P. WIGNALL / THOMAS PARKINSON / JAMES HARRISON/REUBEN A. TIMS / THE CREW OF THE ST ANNES LIFEBOAT / WHO LOST THEIR LIVES BY A GALLANT ATTEMPT TO RESCUE THE CREW/OF THE GERMAN BARQUE MEXICO / WRECKED OFF SOUTHPORT ON THE NIGHT OF THE 9TH DECEMBER 1886.'

Details

Description: Lifeboatman standing on a rock.
Type: Memorial
Date Erected: 1887
Artists: William Birnie Rhind
Vessel: Laura Janet, Mexico

People

Bonney, Thomas
Age:
Date of Death: 9/12/1886
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: lifeboatman
Organisation:
Bonney, James
Age:
Date of Death: 9/12/1886
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: lifeboatman
Organisation:
Dobson, James M.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 9/12/1886
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: lifeboatman; fisherman
Organisation:
Fisher, Richard
Age: 49
Date of Death: 9/12/1886
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: lifeboatman; fisherman
Organisation:
Harrison, James
Age: 19
Date of Death: 9/12/1886
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: lifeboatman; fisherman
Organisation:
Hodson, Oliver
Age: 39
Date of Death: 9/12/1886
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: lifeboatman; fisherman
Organisation:
Johnson, William
Age: 35
Date of Death: 9/12/1886
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: lifeboatman; fisherman
Organisation:
Johnson, James
Age: 45
Date of Death: 9/12/1886
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: lifeboatman; fisherman
Organisation:
Parkinson, Nicholas
Age: 22
Date of Death: 9/12/1886
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: lifeboatman; fisherman
Organisation:
Parkinson, Thomas
Age: 28
Date of Death: 9/12/1886
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: lifeboatman
Organisation:
Tims, Charles
Age: 43
Date of Death: 9/12/1886
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: lifeboatman; fisherman
Organisation:
Tims, Reuben
Age: 30
Date of Death: 9/12/1886
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: lifeboatman; fish dealer
Organisation:
Wignall, John P.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 9/12/1886
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: lifeboatman; fisherman
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: Commemorates the men of lifeboat 'Laura Janet' who were lost in an attempt to rescue the crew of the German barque 'Mexico'. The figure on the top, though intended to represent the whole crew, is supposed to have the features of the coxswain William Johnson. Signed 'W.B. RHIND. SC. EDINBURGH'.
Bibliography: David Saunders 'Maritime Memorials & Mementoes' (Yeovil, 1996), p. 84; J.C. Dibden and John Ayling 'The Book of the Lifeboat' (Edinburgh and London, 1894) p. 18.

Poole Cemetery, Poole, Dorset, England

Gravestone in Poole Cemetery, Dorset, commemorating John Hughes d. 1908

Location

Poole Cemetery, Poole, Dorset, England

Transcript

'JOHN HUGHES, / LATE COXSWAIN / POOLE AND BOURNEMOUTH LIFE-BOAT. / Born June 18th 1838. / Died October 19th 1908. / Also of HARRIETT HUGHES, / WIFE OF THE ABOVE / Born August 31st 1836. / Died July 14th 1908. / LIFE-BOATMEN NEVER TURN BACK.'

Details

Description: Headstone with text engraved. Above the text is a carving of a lifeboat from the era before engines were used. The lifeboatmen are rowing through a stormy sea, with the coxswain standing at the tiller facing them and the direction of travel. The text is badly damaged.
Type: Gravestone
Materials: Stone

People

Hughes, John Jackson
Age: 70
Date of Death: 19/10/1908
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Coxswain
Organisation: RNLI

Extra

Notes: John Jackson Hughes was lifeboat coxswain at Poole for 17 years from March 1882 to September 1899. From 1882, the Poole and Bournemouth Lifeboat was named 'Boy's Own No. 2' as it was a gift from the Boy's Own Magazine. John Hughes' next lifeboat was the 'City Masonic Club' from 1897, being a donation from the freemasons of the City of London. During his tenure as coxswain, John Hughes' crew saved fifty lives.
Bibliography: Hawkes, A. 'Lifeboatmen Never Turn Back.' (Poole Historical Trust, 1995). Poole Lifeboat Museum www.poole-lifeboats.org.uk. 'The Boy's Own Paper', 1882, pp. 316-7.

St Peter's Church, Port Royal Jamaica

Location

St Peter's Church, Port Royal Jamaica

Transcript

'SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF / AUGUSTUS JAMES DE CRESPIGNY, 3D SON OF SIR W. CHN & LADY SARAH DE CRESPIGNY, / WHO DIED ON BOARD H.M.SHIP 'SCYLLA', OCT. 24TH, 1825. / CAPT DE CRESPIGNY WENT FIRST TO SEA UNDER THE / PATRONAGE OF LD. ST VINCENT, & SERVED UNDER THE FLAG / OF NELSON, AT TRAFALGAR, FROM THENCE, HE WAS TAKEN UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF LD. COLLINGWOOD, WHO MADE HIM STUDY THE DUTIES OF A SEAMAN, UNDER HIS PARTICULAR CARE. / THE ABOVE GALLANT OFFICER SAVED NO LESS THAN SIXTEEN LIVES OF HIS FELLOW CREATURES / DURING HIS NAVAL CAREER FOR WHICH HE WAS PRESENTED WITH A SERVICE OF PLATE FROM HIS SHIP'S CREW, AS WELL AS A MEDAL FROM THE R.H.S., IN THE ANNUAL REPORT OF WHICH SOCIETY AN ACCOUNT IS GIVEN, THE LAST PARAGRAPH IS AS FOLLOWS: / THESE ARE TO CERTIFY TO THE PRINCIPAL OFFICERS OF THE ROYAL HUMANE SOCIETY / THAT LIEUTENANT AUGUSTUS C. DE CRESPIGNY / SERVED WITH ME AS A VOLUNTEER MIDSHIPMAN FROM HIS / MAJESTY'S SHIP “TONNANT” IN THE GUNBOAT SERVICE IN CADIZ IN 1810, / DURING WHICH TIME I HAD OPPORTUNITIES OF SEEING HIS / NOBLE CONDUCT ON THREE VERY PARTICULAR OCCASIONS. / FIRST, IN JUMPING FROM A BOAT IN A VERY STRONG TIDE WAY AND SAVING A MARINE, / SECOND, A BOY IN THE SAME WAY, AND THIRDLY, IN TAKING TO A SMALL / BOAT & PULLING INTO THE VERY MUZZLES OF THE ENEMY'S GUNS, / AND / EVIDENTLY SAVING FIVE MEN THAT WERE NEAR DROWNING, BY THE / 'ACHILLES' BARGE BEING SUNK: HIS CONDUCT ON THE LAST OCCASION / WAS SO TRULY NOBLE THAT HE NOT ONLY GAINED THE ADMIRATION OF THE / WHOLE FLOTILLA BUT THE ENVY OF THE FRENCH COMMANDING / OFFICER, WHO AT LAST ORDERED HIS MEN TO CEASE FIRING ON HIM. / GIVEN UNDER MY HAND, THIS 12TH DAY OF JULY 1815, WEST COWES, G.W. SARMON. / THIS TRIBUTE TO A FATHER'S MEMORY WAS ERECTED BY HIS ELDEST SON, SIR CLAUDE CHN. DE CRESPIGNY, BT. 1841'

Details

Date Erected: 1841

Event

Battle of Trafalgar 1805

People

De Crespigny, Augustus James
Age:
Date of Death: 24/10/1825
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: The letter to the Royal Humane Society quoted was from Commander George Wood Sarmon, who was a Lieutenant at the time of the incident in 1810. The RHS report of 1816 also includes letters from Thomas Forrest and Rear Admiral Francis Laforey in support of an award to Augustus de Crespiny, also dated 1815.
Bibliography: Captain J.H. Lawrence-Archer 'Monumental Inscriptions of the British West Indies' (London, 1875) p.291.

St Mary's Church, Whitby, North Yorkshire, England

Gravestone at St Mary’s Church, Whitby commemorating John Storr, lifeboat coxswain d. 1861

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Location

St Mary's Church, Whitby, North Yorkshire, England

Transcript

'ERECTED / IN REMEMBRANCE OF / JOHN STORR, COXSWAIN / WHO WAS DROWNED / WITH ELEVEN OTHERS / BY THE UPSETTING OF THE / LIFE BOAT AT WHITBY / FEBRUARY 8TH 1861 / AND INTERRED HERE / APRIL 28TH 1861 / AGED 50 YEARS / GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS / THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS / ALSO ELIZABETH HIS WIFE / WHO DIED JULY 18TH 1877 / AGED 70 YEARS / AND WAS INTERRED AT THE CEMETERY'

Details

Description: Carved with Ionic pillasters on either side, and a fringe of leaves across the top.
Type: Gravestone
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Sandstone

People

Storr, John
Age: 50
Date of Death: 9/2/1861
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboat coxswain
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: The gravestone (presumably endangered by the erosion of the neighbouring cliffs), has been propped against the side of the church.

St Ann's Church, Naval Dockyard, Portsmouth, England

Wall tablet at St Ann’s Church, Portsmouth Dockyard commemorating Captain John McNeill Boyd d. 1861

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Location

St Ann's Church, Naval Dockyard, Portsmouth, England

Transcript

'IN MEMORY OF / CAPTAIN JOHN MC.NEILL BOYD / OF HER MAJESTY'S SHIP AJAX / AND COMMANDING THE DUBLIN DISTRICT / OF THE IRISH COAST GUARD, / WHO PERISHED WITH FIVE OF HIS CREW / WHEN NOBLY ENDEAVOURING TO SAVE THE LIVES OF / SHIPWRECKED SEAMEN / IN A STORM AT KINGSTOWN, IRELAND, / FEBRUARY, 9TH, 1861.' [Base] 'THIS TABLLET HAS BEEN ERECTED IN HIGH APPRECIATION OF HIS SERVICES / AND ADMIRATION FOR HIS CHARACTER / BY HIS BROTHER OFFICERS OF HER MAJESTY'S NAVY'

Details

Description: The inscription on a carved scroll, a carved wreath above. The base on brackets carved with scallop shells.
Type: Wall tablet
Materials: Marble
Vessel: HMS Ajax

People

Boyd, John McNeill
Age:
Date of Death: 9/2/1861
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: HM Coastguard

Extra

Recorder: B B T, 1998

St Stephen's Old Church, Fylingthorpe, East Yorkshire, England

Gravestone at St Stephen’s Old Church, Fylingthorpe commemorating Edward Gillins d. 1844

Location

St Stephen's Old Church, Fylingthorpe, East Yorkshire, England

Transcript

'In memory of / EDWARD GILLINS who was / unfortunately drowned with the / upsetting of the Life Boat in attempt / ing to save the crew belonging to the Brig / Ann of London on the rocks near RH Bay / February 4 1843 aged 31 years / Also MARTHA his wife died July 9th 1844 aged 26 years / Also of ISABELL daughter of EDWARD and MARTHA GILLINS / who died Nov ... 1843 aged [2] years'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Position: North Yorkshire
Vessel: Ann

People

Gillins, Edward
Age: 31
Date of Death: 4/2/1843
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: From Robin Hood's Bay
Bibliography: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~stormrhb

St Botolph's Church, Postman's Park, London, England

Memorial tile at Postman’s Park, City of London commemorating Edmund Emery d. 1874

Location

St Botolph's Church, Postman's Park, London, England

Transcript

'EDMUND EMERY OF / 272 KING'S ROAD CHELSEA/PASSENGER / LEAPT FROM A THAMES / STEAMBOAT TO RESCUE A / CHILD AND WAS DROWNED / JULY 31 1874'

Details

Description: Painted tile.
Type: Memorial tile
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Tile
Artists: William de Morgan, Ernest George

People

Emery, Edmund
Age:
Date of Death: 31/7/1874
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: The tiles are set in a memorial loggia or cloister set up at his own expense by the painter and sculptor G. F. Watts in 1899.
Bibliography: Philip Ward-Jackson 'Public Sculpture of the City of London' (Liverpool, 2003)pp. 295-97

St Paulinus Church, Paul, Cornwall, England

Memorial in Paul, Cornwall dedicated to the crew of the lifeboat ‘Solomon Brown’ lost in 1981.

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Location

St Paulinus Church, Paul, Cornwall, England

Transcript

'TO COMMEMORATE THE LOSS OF THE CREW / OF THE PENLEE LIFEBOAT SOLOMON BROWNE / ATTEMPTING TO SAVE THE CREW OF THE / UNION STARR OFF BOSCAWEN CLIFFS / 19 DECEMBER 1981 / COXSWAIN WILLIAM TREVELYAN RICHARDS / JAMES STEPHEN MADRON / NIGEL BROCKMAN / JOHN ROBERT BLEWETT / CHARLES THOMAS GREENHAUGH / KEVIN SMITH / BARRIE ROBERTSON TORRIE / GARY LEE WALLIS'

Details

Description: Bronze plaque on a granite plinth that supports a chalice within a lantern


Type: Memorial
Position: interior
Materials: granite, bronze
Vessel: Solomon Browne, Union Star

People

Blewitt, John Robert
Age:
Date of Death: 19/12/1981
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI
Brockman, Nigel
Age:
Date of Death: 19/12/1981
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI
Greenhaugh, Charles James
Age:
Date of Death: 19/12/1981
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI
Madron, James Stephen
Age:
Date of Death: 19/12/1981
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI
Richards, William Trevelyan
Age:
Date of Death: 19/12/1981
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Coxswain
Organisation: RNLI
Smith, Kevin
Age:
Date of Death: 19/12/1981
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI
Torrie, Barrie Robertson
Age:
Date of Death: 19/12/1981
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI
Wallis, Gary Lee
Age:
Date of Death: 19/12/1981
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI

Extra

Church of the Holy Spirit, Rye Harbour, East Sussex, England

Statue and grave at Rye Harbour, East Sussex commemorating the crew of the lifeboat ‘Mary Stanford’ lost 1928

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Location

Church of the Holy Spirit, Rye Harbour, East Sussex, England

Transcript

'WE HAVE DONE THAT WHICH WAS OUR DUTY TO DO', 'TO THE MEMORY OF / THE 17 BRAVE / MEN, THE CREW OF THE / MARY STANFORD LIFE / BOAT WHO PERISHED / IN A HEAVY GALE WHILE / GALLANTLY RESPONDING/TO THE CALL FOR HELP/FROM THE SS ALICE OF / RIGA ON THE MORNING OF / THE 15th NOVEMBER 1928' [On plaques round the grave] 'CHARLES SOUTHERDEN AGED 22 YEARS', 'LESLIE GEORGE CLARK AGED 24 YEARS', 'WILLIAM THOMAS ALBERT CLARK AGED 27 YEARS', 'WALTER IGGLESDEN AGED 38 YEARS', 'LEWIS ALEXANDER POPE AGED 21 YEARS', 'ROBERT HENRY POPE AGED 23 YEARS', 'CHAS FREDERICK DAVID POPE AGED 28 YEARS', ' JOSEPH STONHAM (2ND COXSWAIN) AGED 43 YEARS', 'HERBERT HEAD (COXSWAIN OF LIFEBOAT) AGED 47 YEARS', 'HENRY CUTTING (BOWMAN) AGED 39 YEARS', 'JOHN STANLEY HEAD AGED 17 YEARS', ' JAMES ALFRED HEAD AGED 19 YEARS', ' MORRISS DOWNEY AGED 23 YEARS', 'ARTHUR WILLIAM DOWNEY AGED 25 YEARS', 'ALBERT ERNEST SMITH AGED 44 YEARS', 'ALBERT ERNEST CUTTING AGED 26 YEARS', 'ROBERT REDVERS CUTTING AGED

Details

Description: Full-length statue of a lifeboatman.
Type: Memorial
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Stone
Date Erected: 1931
Vessel: Mary Stanford

People

Clark, Leslie George
Age: 24
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI
Clark, William Thomas Albert
Age: 27
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI
Cutting, Henry
Age: 39
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI
Cutting, Albert Ernest
Age: 26
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboat
Organisation: RNLI
Cutting, Robert Redvers
Age: 28
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI
Downey, Morriss
Age: 25
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI
Downey, Arthur William
Age: 25
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI
Head, John Stanley
Age: 17
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI
head, James Alfred
Age: 19
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI
Head, Herbert
Age: 47
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI
Igglesden, Walter
Age: 21
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI
Pope, Lewis Alexander
Age: 21
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI
Pope, Robert Henry
Age: 23
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI
Pope, Charles Frederick David
Age: 28
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI
Smith, Albert Ernest
Age: 44
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI
Southerden, Charles
Age: 22
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:
Stonham, Joseph
Age: 43
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI

Extra

Bibliography: Geoff Hutchinson 'The Mary Stanford Disaster' (Hastings, 1984) David Saunders 'Maritime Memorials & Mementoes' (Yeovil, 1996) p. 103 (photograph).