Memorial: M5611

Memorial in Margate Cemetery, Kent commemorating the nine crew of the Margate Surfboat ‘Friend to All Nations’ who died when she capsized 2nd December 1897

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Location

Cemetery, Margate, Kent, England

Transcript

‘IN / MEMORY / OF / NINE HEROIC MEN / WHO LOST THEIR LIVES BY THE / CAPSIZING OF THE / MARGATE SURF BOAT / FRIEND TO ALL NATIONS / IN ATTEMPTING / TO ASSIST A VESSEL IN DISTRESS AT SEA / 2ND DEC. 1897' [on lifebelt] 'MARGATE SURF BOAT'.

Details

Description: In form of a rock. A smoothed area bears the inscription beside which is carved a mourning woman in contemporary dress holding a wreath. At the top of the rock is a life belt, anchor and tangled ropes.
Type: Monument
Materials: Marble
Vessel: Friend to All Nations

People

Brockman, Henry Richard
Age: 50
Date of Death: 2/12/1897
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:
Cook, William
Age: 54
Date of Death: 2/12/1897
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboat coxswain
Organisation:
Cook, William
Age: 28
Date of Death: 2/12/1897
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:
Cook, Robert
Age: 26
Date of Death: 2/12/1897
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:
Crunden, Edward
Age: 31
Date of Death: 2/12/1897
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:
Dike, John
Age: 41
Date of Death: 2/12/1897
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:
Gill, William
Age: 35
Date of Death: 2/12/1897
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:
Ladd, George
Age: 38
Date of Death: 2/12/1897
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:
Troughton, Charles
Age: 40
Date of Death: 2/12/1897
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: Paid for by national disaster fund sponsored by the 'Daily Telegraph’

Also Memorial Statue on Margate Sea front, see M4988

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