Gravestone at St Peter’s Church, Bexhill on Sea commemorating Coastguard William Meekes d. 1832 after being wounded in a battle with smugglers
St Peter's Church, Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex, England
'In memory of William Meekes, Chief Boatman of the Coastguard Station NO XLII Tower. He was mortally wounded on the night of the 21 February and died on the 23rd February 1832, aged 35 yrs'
Date of Death: 23/2/1832
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Chief boatman