Memorial: M4846

Window in  the Church of St Thomas the Apostle, Winchelsea dedicated to the crew of the lifeboat ‘Mary Stanford’ d. 1928

Location

Church of St Thomas the Apostle, Winchelsea, East Sussex, England

Transcript

'WILLIAM AND LESLIE CLARK, CHARLES ROBERT AND ALEX POPE, WALTER IGGLESDEN, ALBERT SMITH, CHARLES SOUTHERDEN, HERBERT HEAD 1ST COX, JOSEPH STONHAM 2ND COX, JAMES AND JOHN HEAD, HENRY CUTTING BOWMAN, ROBERT AND ERNEST CUTTING, ARTHUR AND MORRIS DOWNEY THESE MEN OF RYE HARBOUR CREW OF THE LIFEBOAT MARY STANFORD HAVING CONFIRMED BY THE HABIT OF A NOBLE SERVICE THE COURAGE HANDED DOWN TO THEM BY THEIR FATHERS WERE QUICK TO HEAR THE CRY OF HUMANITY ABOVE THE ROARING OF THE SEA IN THE DARKNESS OF THEIR SUPREME HOUR THEY STAYED NOT TO WEIGH DOUBT OR DANGER BUT FREELY OFFERING THEIR PORTION IN THIS LIFE FOR THE RANSOM OF MEN WHOM THEY HAD NEVER KNOWN THEY WENT BOLDLY INTO THE LAST OF ALL THEIR STORMS THEIR NAMES ARE RECORDED IN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT THAT WE HAVE RECEIVED IN TRUST FOR ENGLAND THE MEMORY OF THEIR FAITHFULNESS AND LOVING KINDNESS'

Details

Description: Stained glass window of three lights depicting St Nicholas, St Augustine, Christ calming the storm. A family waiting on the shore beside a stormy sea below.
Type: Window
Artists: Douglas Strachan
Vessel: Mary Stanford

People

Clark, William
Age: 27
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:
Clark, Leslie
Age: 24
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:
Cutting, Roberts
Age: 28
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:
Cutting, Henry
Age: 39
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Bowman
Organisation:
Cutting, Albert
Age: 26
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:
Downey, Morriss
Age: 23
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:
Downey, Arthur
Age: 25
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:
Head, Herbert
Age: 47
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Coxswain
Organisation:
Head, James
Age: 19
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:
Head, John
Age: 17
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:
Igglesden, Walter
Age: 38
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:
Pope, Charles
Age: 28
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:
Pope, Alex
Age: 21
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:
Pope, Robert
Age: 23
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:
Smith, Albert
Age: 44
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:
Southerden, Charles
Age: 22
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:
Stonham, Joseph
Age: 43
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Second coxswain
Organisation:

Extra

Bibliography: Geoff Hutchinson 'The Mary Stanford Disaster' (Hastings, 1984).

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