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 John Thomas Fagg

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John Thomas Fagg

Birth
Folkestone, Shepway District, Kent, England
Death 9 Oct 1918 (aged 40–41)
At Sea
Burial Folkestone, Shepway District, Kent, England
Plot Section 4 Plot U3144
Memorial ID 184934192 View Source
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Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate & Cheriton Herald 12 October 1918
Fishing boat fatalities. Three lives lost.
On Wednesday two fishing boat fatalities ocurred 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 (Arthur Hall and Edward Arthur Dalby) and about three hours later a fisherman named John Fagg was knocked overboard and drowned.
Early in the afternoon of the same day, the Florence Rosalind, one of the biggest luggers sailing from the port, was making for harbour manned by three brothers named Fagg. The eldest, John Fagg, was engaged in lowering a sail when he fell overboard and was drowned. His body was subsequently picked up by William Hart (boat 77 F.E.), which was also proceeding in the direction of the harbour.
When hauled aboard he appeared to be dead, On his being brought ashore efforts were made by Sergt. W. B. Banks, Lance-Corporal H. Henley, and Pte. C Milton of the K.R.A.M.C (VoI.), and P.C.'s Chaney and Toms to revive him by artificial respiration, but without avail.
Great sympathy is expressed with Mrs. Fagg, the widow, who is left with two children.
The flags of the fishing fleet are flying at half-mast.


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In loving memory of
My dear husband
John Thomas Fagg
Who accidentally lost his life at sea
Oct. 9th 1918, aged 41 years.

In a sudden chance, in a moment fell
Not even time to bid my dear wife farewell
Think this not strange, death happens unto all,
This day is thine, tomorrow you may fall.

Also of his wife
Kate Anderson Fagg
Who died Nov. 4th 1949, aged 68 years.

Reunited.


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