Memorial: M2375

Memorial formerly in Hessle Road Cemetery, Hull commemorating Thomas Crackles d. 1869


Hessle Road Cemetery, Hull, England


'In affectionate remembrance of / Thomas Crackles, / Humber Pilot who was drowned off / the Lincolnshire Coast, / during the gale, October 19th 1869 / Aged 24 years / How swift the torrent rolls / That hastens to the sea; / How strong the tide that bears our souls / On to Eternity.'



Notes: The cemetery was closed for further burials in 1898 and later cleared as a recreational space.
Bibliography: William Andrews 'Curious epitaphs: collected and edited with notes' (London, 1899) p. 70.