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William Tyreman

Upon researching my family tree I've stumbled upon the fact that my Great Grandfather x5 was one of the lifeboat men killed in the Whitby Disaster of 1861. This has made me not only consider what the role of the lifeboats are and how crucial they are but how proud I am to be associated with someone who went out that morning to put others before himself even if it meant risking his own life to do so. He left a young wife and 2 children under the age of 5. A tale untold in my family or maybe forgotten and not passed down the generations until now. So this is in memory of William Tyreman of Whitby aged 27 (1834-1861) x.

Added by: Jo Hewitt on 7 July 2007.

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