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Easter

Tombstone Tuesday – Aldeburgh Lifeboat Disaster

Not exactly a tombstone, but a memorial to the brave men of the Aldeburgh lifeboat, who lost their lives in 1899.

Aldeburgh Lifeboat memorialMy first cousin three times removed was Allan Arthur Easter, known as Jack. He survived the capsizing of the lifeboat, but died from his injuries a few weeks later aged only 28.

Lifeboat disaster newspaper reportA contemporary report of the disaster can be seen on the RNLI Aldeburgh website.

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One thought on “Tombstone Tuesday – Aldeburgh Lifeboat Disaster

  1. My great grandfather Walter George Ward died in the Aldeburgh Lifeboat tradgedy. I plan on being in Aldeburg this summer to visit the memorial.

    Posted by Jennifer Trevelyan | January 16, 2019, 5:49 pm

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