Memorial: M5710

Memorial at Kensal Green Cemetery, London commemorating James Akhurst and his family d. 1881 in the wreck of the SS ‘Clan Macduff’

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Location

Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green, London, England

Transcript

'IN/LOVING MEMORY OF / JAMES AKHURST / OF LEWISHAM / AND OF HIS TWO DAUGHTERS / ADA MARY AND ALICE MAUD / ALL OF WHOM PERISHED IN THE WRECK / OF SS CLAN MACDUFF / ON OR ABOUT OCTOBER 20 1881 / THE BODIES OF ADA AND ALICE WERE RECOVERED / AND ARE HERE INTERRED.'

Details

Description: Triangular topped headstone, with curbs and evidence of chains.
Type: Gravestone
Position: North of North Avenue
Materials: Limestone
Vessel: SS Clan MacDuff

People

Akhurst, James
Age:
Date of Death: 20/10/1881
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Akhurst, Ada Mary
Age:
Date of Death: 20/10/1881
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Akhurst, Alice Maud
Age:
Date of Death: 20/10/1881
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: 'Clan Macduff' built 1870, ex 'City of Oxford', purchased by Clan Line in 1881 and sank the same year in bad weather off the coast of Ireland with the loss of 32 lives.

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