Memorial: M2644

Memorial formerly in Hessle Road Cemetery, Hull commemorating William Harrison d. 1864

Location

Hessle Road Cemetery, Hull, England

Transcript

'In affectionate remembrance of / William Harrison / 53 years mariner of Hull / Who died October 5th, 1864 / Aged 70 Years. / Long time I ploughed the ocean wide / A life of toil I spent; / But now in harbour safe arrived / From care and discontent. / My anchor's cast, my sails are furl'd / And now I am at rest / Of all the ports throughout the world / Sailors, this is the best.'

Details

People

Harrison, William
Age: 70
Date of Death: 5/10/1864
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Mariner
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

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. 71.

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