This large plot was purchased by the Fishermen’s Widows and Orphans Fund set up after the loss of life on the RX3 the “James and Elizabeth” (also known as the Tin Tan)which was lost in a storm on December 9th 1886.
William Bumstead Capt.
Charles Brasier Crew
The crew of the boat James and Elizabeth Who were unfortunately drowned off Dymchurch during a heavy gale on the Morning of December 8th This stone was erected by fishermen and friends of Hastings.
Henry John Taylor Who was accidentally injured while assisting a Hastings boat in distress on Sunday October 30th and died on November 2nd 1887