Memorial: M5004

Statue and grave at Rye Harbour, East Sussex commemorating the crew of the lifeboat ‘Mary Stanford’ lost 1928

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Location

Church of the Holy Spirit, Rye Harbour, East Sussex, England

Transcript

'WE HAVE DONE THAT WHICH WAS OUR DUTY TO DO', 'TO THE MEMORY OF / THE 17 BRAVE / MEN, THE CREW OF THE / MARY STANFORD LIFE / BOAT WHO PERISHED / IN A HEAVY GALE WHILE / GALLANTLY RESPONDING/TO THE CALL FOR HELP/FROM THE SS ALICE OF / RIGA ON THE MORNING OF / THE 15th NOVEMBER 1928' [On plaques round the grave] 'CHARLES SOUTHERDEN AGED 22 YEARS', 'LESLIE GEORGE CLARK AGED 24 YEARS', 'WILLIAM THOMAS ALBERT CLARK AGED 27 YEARS', 'WALTER IGGLESDEN AGED 38 YEARS', 'LEWIS ALEXANDER POPE AGED 21 YEARS', 'ROBERT HENRY POPE AGED 23 YEARS', 'CHAS FREDERICK DAVID POPE AGED 28 YEARS', ' JOSEPH STONHAM (2ND COXSWAIN) AGED 43 YEARS', 'HERBERT HEAD (COXSWAIN OF LIFEBOAT) AGED 47 YEARS', 'HENRY CUTTING (BOWMAN) AGED 39 YEARS', 'JOHN STANLEY HEAD AGED 17 YEARS', ' JAMES ALFRED HEAD AGED 19 YEARS', ' MORRISS DOWNEY AGED 23 YEARS', 'ARTHUR WILLIAM DOWNEY AGED 25 YEARS', 'ALBERT ERNEST SMITH AGED 44 YEARS', 'ALBERT ERNEST CUTTING AGED 26 YEARS', 'ROBERT REDVERS CUTTING AGED

Details

Description: Full-length statue of a lifeboatman.
Type: Memorial
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Stone
Date Erected: 1931
Vessel: Mary Stanford

People

Clark, Leslie George
Age: 24
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI
Clark, William Thomas Albert
Age: 27
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI
Cutting, Henry
Age: 39
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI
Cutting, Albert Ernest
Age: 26
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboat
Organisation: RNLI
Cutting, Robert Redvers
Age: 28
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI
Downey, Morriss
Age: 25
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI
Downey, Arthur William
Age: 25
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI
Head, John Stanley
Age: 17
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI
head, James Alfred
Age: 19
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI
Head, Herbert
Age: 47
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI
Igglesden, Walter
Age: 21
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI
Pope, Lewis Alexander
Age: 21
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI
Pope, Robert Henry
Age: 23
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI
Pope, Charles Frederick David
Age: 28
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI
Smith, Albert Ernest
Age: 44
Date of Death: 15/11/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI
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: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI

Extra

Bibliography: Geoff Hutchinson 'The Mary Stanford Disaster' (Hastings, 1984) David Saunders 'Maritime Memorials & Mementoes' (Yeovil, 1996) p. 103 (photograph).

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