Memorial: M1333

Gravestone at Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex commemorating David Watts of the Coast guard d. 1832 shot by smugglers


Old burial ground, Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex, England


'In memory of David Watts of the Coastguard. He was shot and almost instantly expired on the 21 Feb. 1832, aged 45 yrs'


Type: Headstone


Watts, David
Age: 45
Date of Death: 21/2/1832
Cause of Death: Murdered
Rank / Occupation: Coastguard
Organisation: HM Coastguard


Notes: TNA HO 52/20/9 report of the incident by the Mayor of Hastings. Probably the churchyard of St Peter's Bexhill.
Bibliography: William Webb 'Coastguard: an official history of HM Coastguard' (London, 1976) p. 28.
Recorder: E.R. Stage 1982

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