Memorial: M1334

Gravestone at St Peter’s Church, Bexhill on Sea commemorating Coastguard William Meekes d. 1832 after being wounded in a battle with smugglers

Location

St Peter's Church, Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex, England

Transcript

'In memory of William Meekes, Chief Boatman of the Coastguard Station No XLII Tower. He was mortally wounded on the night of the 21st February and died on the 23rd February 1832, aged 35 yrs'

Details

Type: Gravestone

People

Meekes, William
Age:
Date of Death: 23/2/1832
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Chief boatman
Organisation: Coastguard

Extra

Bibliography: William Webb 'Coastguard: an official history of HM Coastguard' (London,1976) p. 28.
Recorder: E. R. Stage 1982