Gravestone at Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex commemorating David Watts of the Coast guard d. 1832 shot by smugglers
Old burial ground, Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex, England
'In memory of David Watts of the Coastguard. He was shot and almost instantly expired on the 21 Feb. 1832, aged 45 yrs'
Date of Death: 21/2/1832
Cause of Death: Murdered
Rank / Occupation: Coastguard
Organisation: HM Coastguard
Bibliography: William Webb 'Coastguard: an official history of HM Coastguard' (London, 1976) p. 28.