1911: Coastguard death

Whilst walking with several other coastguards to Kingston Corfe Castle to attend the funeral of Able Seaman George Jarvis, H.M.S. Irresistable, whose body was found on Encombe Sands, Thomas Bennet, chief petty officer coastguards, St. Alban’s Head, dropped dead in the road. Deceased was married, aged about 46, and suffering from heart disease.

Shepton Mallet Journal, 3 November 1911