Memorial: M6608

Gravestone in Borough Cemetery, Harwich, commemorating Reginald Thornton d. 1911

Location

Borough Cemetery, Harwich, Essex, England

Transcript

'IN LOVING MEMORY OF CHRISTOPHER THORNTON BOYD, WHO DIED 6TH MAY 1901, AGED 51 YEARS. / ALSO OF / REGINALD THORNTON BOYD / DEARLY BELOVED SON OF THE ABOVE / WHO LOST HIS LIFE ABOARD SS WIDGEON IN A COLLISION OFF NORTHFLEET / 19TH DECEMBER 1911. AGED 28 YEARS. / DEEPLY LAMENETED. BODY NOT RECOVERED. / ALSO / MARY JANE BOYD / DIED, 6TH MARCH 1937. AGED 86 YEARS'

Details

Description: Columns to side of the stone. Inlaid inscription.
Type: Gravestone
Position: Area B to right of path
Materials: White marble
Vessel: SS Widgeon

People

Thornton, Reginald
Age: 28
Date of Death: 19/12/1911
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: unknown
Organisation: unknown

Extra

Notes: SS 'Widgeon' sunk after a collision with an LCC sluice hopper. The Gravesend pilot and two of her crew were lost.
Recorder: M E Manton 1997

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