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Significant Memorials, Headstones and Plots

Over the last 150 years Folkestone and district has been a very fashionable place to visit attracting many well connected and interesting people - as well as being the place where many senior military figures retired. As we discover significant memorials or plots we will add them to these pages.

Arthur Edmund Archibald Hall 

In loving memory of our dear son Arthur Edmund Archibald Hall "Boy" Who accidentally met his death at sea Oct. 9 1918 aged 17 years. "Grant him eternal rest O Lord" ********************************** Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate & Cheriton Herald - Saturday 12 October 1918 (extract) BOAT CAPSIZED. On Wednesday two fishing boat fatalities occurred close to Folkestone Harbour, involving the loss of three lives. In one case a small boat capsized, with the result that two youths were drowned, and about three hours later a fisherman named John Fagg was knocked overboard and drowned. The boat which overturned was the Blue Ribbon. Manned by three youths, named John Mockeridge (19), Arthur (“Shoper”) Hall (19), and Edward Arthur Dalby, it was putting out to sea, when it capsized, the latter two being drowned. The accident happened not far from the end of the steam-boat pier. When the craft capsized the three young fellows clung to it, but Hall and Dalby became exhausted, slipped off, and sank. By a coincidence another boat sailing to port was Mockridge's father, who was instrumental in saving his son. Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate & Cheriton Herald - October 26th 1918 (extract) Fishing boat disaster. One body recovered. On Tuesday last the body of Arthur Edmund Archibald Hall, one of the two youths who were drowned on October 9th by the capsizing of a boat near the Harbour, was recovered near the pier. An inquest was held at the Town Hall on Tuesday afternoon by the Borough Coroner (Mr. G.W. Haines) sitting without a jury. Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate & Cheriton Herald - 02 November 1918 (extract) The Funerals The remains of Arthur Edmund Archibald Hall, were interred at the Cemetery on Saturday in the presence of a considerable number of people. Skipper Nicks of the Fishermen's Bethel, conducted the service, which was of a simple character.(List of mourners follows) ************************** Baptised 5th Mar 1903, Folkestone St Peter.Parents: Edmund & Elizabeth Julia.1911 Census: Living at 53 Radnor Street, Folkestone, with his parents & siblings. Father's occupation Fisherman. Died 9th October 1918Buried 26th October 1918
SIGNIFICANT MEMORIALS
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Significant Memorials,

Headstones

and Plots

Over the last 150 years Folkestone and district has been a very fashionable place to visit attracting many well connected and interesting people - as well as being the place where many senior military figures retired. As we discover significant memorials or plots we will add them to these pages.

Arthur Edmund Archibald Hall 

In loving memory of our dear son Arthur Edmund Archibald Hall "Boy" Who accidentally met his death at sea Oct. 9 1918 aged 17 years. "Grant him eternal rest O Lord" ********************************** Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate & Cheriton Herald - Saturday 12 October 1918 (extract) BOAT CAPSIZED. On Wednesday two fishing boat fatalities occurred close to Folkestone Harbour, involving the loss of three lives. In one case a small boat capsized, with the result that two youths were drowned, and about three hours later a fisherman named John Fagg was knocked overboard and drowned. The boat which overturned was the Blue Ribbon. Manned by three youths, named John Mockeridge (19), Arthur (“Shoper”) Hall (19), and Edward Arthur Dalby, it was putting out to sea, when it capsized, the latter two being drowned. The accident happened not far from the end of the steam-boat pier. When the craft capsized the three young fellows clung to it, but Hall and Dalby became exhausted, slipped off, and sank. By a coincidence another boat sailing to port was Mockridge's father, who was instrumental in saving his son. Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate & Cheriton Herald - October 26th 1918 (extract) Fishing boat disaster. One body recovered. On Tuesday last the body of Arthur Edmund Archibald Hall, one of the two youths who were drowned on October 9th by the capsizing of a boat near the Harbour, was recovered near the pier. An inquest was held at the Town Hall on Tuesday afternoon by the Borough Coroner (Mr. G.W. Haines) sitting without a jury. Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate & Cheriton Herald - 02 November 1918 (extract) The Funerals The remains of Arthur Edmund Archibald Hall, were interred at the Cemetery on Saturday in the presence of a considerable number of people. Skipper Nicks of the Fishermen's Bethel, conducted the service, which was of a simple character.(List of mourners follows) ************************** Baptised 5th Mar 1903, Folkestone St Peter.Parents: Edmund & Elizabeth Julia.1911 Census: Living at 53 Radnor Street, Folkestone, with his parents & siblings. Father's occupation Fisherman. Died 9th October 1918Buried 26th October 1918
SIGNIFICANT MEMORIALS