Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- East Cowes- Kingston Cemetery -
- Trinity House 1894 Explosion Communal Grave -

Location

Kingston Cemetery, East Cowes, Isle of Wight.
 
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Description

Memorial headstone and kerbstones of the communal grave of most of the Trinity House men killed in an explosion in the Solent on 19th July 1894.

Grave References are

COTTER, Frederick J D (A1155)
OATLEY, William H (A1156)
HUTCHINGS, Alfred (A1157)
COOK, William S (A1158)
CLAVELL, Henry (A1159)
Memorial / Headstone



















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Inscription

IN MEMORY OF

HENRY CLAVELLMASTER
WILLIAM S COOKSEAMAN
ALFRED HUTCHINGS"
JOHN F.D. COTTER"
ALBERT R.S. SNOW"
WILLIAM OATLEY"
ALFRED RENNIEAPPRENTICE

IN THE TRINITY SERVICE, WHO LOST THEIR LIVES
BY AN EXPLOSION IN THE SOLENT JULY 19TH 1894


The kerbstones bear the names of the five men buried here :

H. CLAVELL
MASTER

W.S. COOK
SEAMAN

A HUTCHINGS
SEAMAN

W OATLEY
SEAMAN

J.F.D. COTTER
SEAMAN
AGED 22 YEARS
Newspaper reports :



Part of a very long report on the explosion and subsequent inquest in the Isle of Wight County Press of 21 July 1894. The funeral service and interment were reported the following week.

Further information :

All these men are buried in this grave, apart from Albert Snow, who was buried at Northwood Cemetery, Cowes, on 21 March 1895. Alfred Rennie was born in Carlisle, Cumberland; it is not known where he is buried.

Acknowledgments :

Thanks to Janet Griffin for photographs, transcription and additional research.

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