RNLI Memorial in Poole has 28 lifesavers names added

The names of 28 people who lost their lives saving others at sea have been added to the RNLI memorial at the charity’s headquarters in Dorset. The memorial, first unveiled in Poole in 2009, originally carried the names of 778 RNLI lifesavers who died at sea. Additional names were found through further research and friends and family telling the stories of loved ones. They include Lyme Regis’s John Gerrard, killed in 1861, and Weymouth’s Cdr J R Pennington Legh, who died in 1944.
RNLI chief executive Paul Boissier said the memorial at the home of the RNLI “is designed to be a beacon of hope”.