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CPT Matthew Webb

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CPT Matthew Webb Famous memorial

Birth
Dawley Hamlets, Telford and Wrekin Unitary Authority, Shropshire, England
Death
24 Jul 1883 (aged 35)
Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, USA
Burial
Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, USA
Plot
section “Stranger’s rest”
Memorial ID
10848453 View Source

Athlete. He was the first person to swim across the English Channel, doing so in 21 hours and 45 minutes on August,24 and 25, 1875. A year earlier, he became the first person to win the Royal Humane Society Gold Medal for trying to save a man who fell overboard the SS Russia. He was born in Dawley, Shropshire, England. He drowned while attempting to swim the rapids of Niagara Falls.

Athlete. He was the first person to swim across the English Channel, doing so in 21 hours and 45 minutes on August,24 and 25, 1875. A year earlier, he became the first person to win the Royal Humane Society Gold Medal for trying to save a man who fell overboard the SS Russia. He was born in Dawley, Shropshire, England. He drowned while attempting to swim the rapids of Niagara Falls.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Bigwoo
  • Added: 24 Apr 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 10848453
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/10848453/matthew-webb: accessed ), memorial page for CPT Matthew Webb (19 Jan 1848–24 Jul 1883), Find a Grave Memorial ID 10848453, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .