Memorial: M2604

Memorial formerly at Hessle Road Cemetery, Hull commemorating Robert Pickering d. 1869


Hessle Road Cemetery, Hull, England


''Robert Pickering, who was / Drowned from the smack 'Satisfaction' / on the Dutch Coast, May 7, 1869 / Aged 18 years / The wates flowed on every side / No chance was there to save; / At last compelled, he bowed and died / And found a watery grave'


Vessel: Satisfaction


Pickering, Robert
Age: 18
Date of Death: 7/5/1869
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation: Unknown


Notes: The cemetery was closed for further burials in 1898 and later cleared as a recreational space.
Bibliography: William Andrews 'Curious epitaphs: collected and edited with notes' (London, 1899) p. 71.

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