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THE MEN OF THE MUMBLES HEAD

THE STORY OF THE MUMBLES LIFEBOAT FROM 1832

By Carl Smith 1977

Published by Gomer Press, Llandysul, Dyfed.

Indexed by Roger McFenton 2000

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Surname,Given name,Description/Location,Date,Page Number/Photo#

Ace,Abraham,Mumbles Lighthouse Keeper,1883,18 Ace,Ann,of Mumbles Lighthouse,1895,23
Ace,Jessie,of Mumbles Lighthouse,1883,18/23# Ace,Thomas J.,Mumbles Lifeboat Bowman,1940,44/48#
Algie,Peter,Mumbles Inshore Rescue,1965,70/73 Allan,David,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1961,58#
Alldridge,Lt.T.A.,Mumbles Coastguard,1834,2/4 Anderson,Capt.,Brig Anna Catherine/Sunderland,1855,4
Austin,Alexander,Lifeboat Builder/Swansea,1887,21 Bail,John,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1903,28
Bailey,Joe,Mumbles Lifeboat Signalman,1961,58# Baring,Sir Godfrey,Chairman of RNLI,1934,42/51
Bassette,Alun,Mumbles Canoeist,1971,73 Bath,Charles,Swansea Shipowner,1863,6/12
Bath,Henry,Swansea Harbour Trustee,1832,1 Baxter,John R.,Barque Brechin Castle,1847,3
Beeching,James,Lifeboat Designer/Great Yarmouth,1851,3 Bennett,David,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1866,9
Bennett,John,Swansea Pilot,1832,1 Benson,Starling,Swansea Harbour Trustee,1863,6
Bevan,Capt.,Schooner Gower/Aberavon,1833,2 Bevan,George,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1923,37
Bevan,Gordon,Mumbles Lifeboat Bowman,1961,58# Bevan,William,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1916,36
Beynon,Edward,Station Honorary Secretary,1972,66 Beynon,John,Swansea Pilot,1887,21
Beynon,Philip,Llanelly Pilot,1883,16 Bingham,C.H.,Mumbles Lifeboat Committee,1863,6
Blewett,Michael,Mumbles Inshore Rescue,1973,74 Boutichier,Capt.,Schooner Fleur de France/Fecamp,1920,39#
Brace,William,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1903,28/36 Brown,Lt.Colonel A.D.,Secretary RNLI,1935,42
Cardy,Mathew,Barque Sarah Ann/Sunderland,1879,14 Carolan,J.,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1961,58#
Chapman,Henry,Swansea Photographer,1883,19 Chetwynd,Capt.H.W.,RN Chief Inspector,1888,22
Claypitt,Daniel,Mumbles Lifeboat Bowman,1892,22/26# Clement,Henry,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1965,61#
Clement,John,Barque Sarah Ann/Sunderland,1879,14 Clement,William,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1950,55#
Comley,R.A.,Porthcawl Inshore Rescue,1968,63 Cooper,Lt.Cdr.George,RNR District Inspector,1973,67
Cottle,Charles,Mumbles Lighthouse Keeper,1916,36 Curtis,Dr Cyril,of Mumbles,1916,34
Dahne,Capt.,German Consul/Swansea,1874,13 Dalmas,Anthony,Southgate RT/London,1972,73
Daly,Daniel,Barque Sarah Ann/Sunderland,1879,14 Davies,Capt.,of Barnstaple Inn/Swansea,1832,1
Davies,Capt.Daniel,Tug Saxon/Falmouth,1898,24 Davies,Charles,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1903,26/28#/48#
Davies,Courtney,Mumbles Lifeboat Bowman,1919,37 Davies,David,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1866,9/24
Davies,Edley,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1903,26 Davies,George,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1883,16
Davies,Gilbert,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1941,45/48#/50 Davies,Hedley,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1903,28#
Davies,John,Rescue Party/Mumbles,1883,18 Davies,Rev Samuel,Oystermouth,1832,1
Davies,Thomas,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1916,36/44/48# Davies,Tom,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1866,9
Davies,William E.,Mumbles Lifeboat Coxswain,1919,28/37 Davies,William J.,Mumbles Lifeboat Bowman,1940,44/57#
Davies,William H.,Mumbles Lifeboat Coxswain,1958,58#/63 Davies,William,Mumbles Lifeboat Coxswain,1892,23/30#/37
Davison,Bartholomew,Lifeboat Designer/Swansea,1851,3 Dell,Edwin,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1866,9
Dickson,James,Slipway Contractor,1888,22 Dickson,John,Railway Contractor,1864,8
Dillon,Chief Officer,Swansea Coastguard,1856,5 Dive,Colonel Hugh,Shortlands/Swansea,1832,1
Edwards,Capt.,Swansea Harbour Master,1851,3 Edwards,Dick,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1961,58#
Elton,Lt.,Mumbles Coastguard,1872,12 Evans,William,Pilot Boat William,1835,4
Eynon,Arthur,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1961,58#/70 Eynon,Capt.George,Port Eynon Lifeboat Crew,1916,34
Eynon,John,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1944,47 Eynon,William,Port Eynon Lifeboat Crew,1916,34/55#
Fender,George,Swansea Pilot,1887,21 Fitzmaurice,Capt.S.B.,Harbour Master/Port Talbot,1880,14
Fletcher,D.,of Mumbles,1959,56 Foley,Joseph,Aberavon Seaman,1839,4
Foran,Sgt.--,Mumbles Head Fort,1919,37 Francis,George Grant,Harbours of Refuge,1858,3
Gale,Hamlyn,Lifeboat Designer/Swansea,1851,3/5 Gammon,Albert,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1940,44
Gammon,David John,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1903,26/36 Gammon,Jack,Mumbles Lifeboat Mechanic,1950,55#/58#/64
Gammon,James,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1903,26 Gammon,Richard,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1892,23/26/36
Gammon,Samuel,Mumbles Lifeboat Coxswain,1892,23/28# Gammon,William,Mumbles Lifeboat Coxswain,1916,36/41/44#/48#
Garner,William,Mumbles Lifeboat Coxswain,1947,50/55# Garrick,Capt.,Brig Amazon/Greenock,1908,32
Gee,Richard,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1866,9 George,John,Swansea Pilot,1847,4
Gibbs,Samuel,Port Eynon Lifeboat Coxswain,1903,27 Gibbs,William,Port Eynon Lifeboat Coxswain,1916,28/34
Gladwin,Cdr.P.F.,RNR District Inspector,1968,71 Goodridge,William,Lifeboat Designer/Swansea,1851,3
Griffin,Ernest,Mumbles Lifeboat Mechanic,1947,50 Griffiths,Capt.Daniel,Tug Digby Grand,1873,13
Griffiths,William,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1916,36 Griffiths,William,Swansea Coastguard,1856,5
Grove,Thomas,Chairman of Harbour Trustees,1832,1 Guillame,Capt.,Brig Courlis/Bayonne,1916,34
Hadland,T.,Mumbles Lifeboat Committee,1863,6 Hare,Avril,Mayoress of Swansea,1972,75#
Hare,Ken,Mayor of Swansea,1972,73 Harris,Edward,Mayor/Swansea,1934,42
Harrison,Major,of Southend Post office,1916,34 Harry,George,Port Eynon Lifeboat Crew,1916,34
Harvey,Capt.William,Tug Flying Scud,1883,16 Hawkes,Henry,Brig Twee Gezusters/Bridgwater,1887,21
Herbert,Cdr.,Swansea Harbour Master,1859,5 Heron,Crawford,Castle Steam Trawling Co.,1917,36
Hildebrand,W.H.,Barque Sarah Ann/Sunderland,1879,14 Hill,John,Boatswain Sarah Ann/Sunderland,1879,14
Hillary,Sir William,RNLI Founder,1974,68 Hitter,George W.,Mumbles lifeboat Mechanic,1925,40
Hockin,Lt.,Mumbles Coastguard,1908,32 Hodgson,Capt.,Brig Amethyst/Maryport,1833,2
Hoskin,John,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1866,9 Howell,David,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1892,23/26
Howell,John,Aberavon Seaman,1839,4 Howell,John,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1903,28#
Howell,William L.,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1947,50 Howell,William,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1950,55#
Hughes,CanonJ.E.C.,Vicar of Oystermouth,1974,68/73 Hullin,Arthur,Royal Navy/Mumbles,1916,36
Hullin,Henry,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1916,36 Hullin,William,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1892,23
Hurst,Cdr.,Rhossili LSA Co.,1936,42 Hutchings,Edward,Artilleryman/Mumbles,1883,18
Innes,CommanderH.G.,District Inspector RN,1919,37 Irwin,John,Brig Maria /Porthcawl,1833,2
James,Charles,Swansea Pilot,1881,14 James,Charles,Twee Gezusters/Bridgwater,1887,21
Jeans,Capt.Joseph,Port Talbot Seaman,1859,5 Jefferies,Capt.John,Brig Chebucto/Bilbao,1872,12
Jeffery,Brian,Mumbles Inshore Rescue,1967,71/74 Jeffery,Harry,Mumbles Lifeboat Mechanic,1958,58#/61#
Jenkins,Alfred,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1892,23 Jenkins,D.,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1892,23
Jenkins,Ernie,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1916,36 Jenkins,Jenkin,Mumbles Lifeboat Coxswain,1856,1#/5/9/12/13/16/22
Jenkins,Jenkin,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1883,16 Jenkins,John Jones,of The Grange/West Cross,1881,14
Jenkins,John,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1866,9/16 Jenkins,John,Royal Navy/Mumbles,1916,36
Jenkins,Lewis,Aberavon Pilot,1839,4 Jenkins,Richard,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1866,9
Jenkins,William,Mumbles Oyster Dredger,1856,5/9/16/23/28# Johns,David,Lifeboat Assistant Secretary,1959,56
Jones,A.,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1892,23 Jones,Alan,Mumbles lifeboat Mechanic,1961,58#/64/70
Jones,Capt.Humphrey,Harbour Master/Port Talbot,1903,26 Jones,Capt.Thomas,Aberavon Seaman,1839,4
Jones,Dr Peter Lloyd,of Mumbles,1963,57/64 Jones,John Griffith,of Criccieth,1920,37
Jones,Mathew,Mumbles Lifeboat Committee,1863,6 Jones,Richard,Brig Townsend/Galway,1837,4
Jones,Tom,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1866,9 Jones,William,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1866,9
Kift,Terry,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1950,55# Kift,Tom,Mumbles Lifeboat Bowman,1903,28/36
Kluge,Herman J.,Station Honorary Secretary,1958,57# Kluge,Thomas E.,Station Honorary Secretary,1942,45
Knipe,L.S.,Porthcawl Inshore Rescue,1968,63 Korver,Capt.,Ship Deborah/Dutch,1963,57
Kostromin,Karl,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1961,58# Kynaston,E.B.,Mumbles Lifeboat Committee,1863,6
Langman,James,Alderman/Wolverhampton,1866,10 Le Boulanger,Francis,Lifeboat Secretary,1900,24/37/42
Le Bourg,Capt.,Fishing Smack/Jane,1896,23 Lewis,David,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1866,9
Lewis,Henry,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1866,9 Lewis,Tony,Lifeboat Operational Swimmer,1973,67/71
Libby,Harry,Mayor of Swansea,1956,24 Libby,John,Mumbles Blacksmith,1900,24
Liebaner,Ludwig,Admiral Prinz Adalbert/Danzig,1883,16 Lincoln,Stephenson,Brig Uhla/Whitby,1865,8
Llewelyn,David,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1866,9 Llewelyn,Rowland,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1916,36
Locke,J.,Porthcawl Inshore Rescue,1968,63 Lynch,John,Schooner Elizabeth Jane/Wexford,1915,33
Lyons,Sir Algernon,of Kilvrough,1905,29 Macartney,Robert,Brig Thomas Piele/Dublin,1839,4
Macnamara,David,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1866,9 Macnamara,William,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1866,9/16/18
Madron,Joseph,Mumbles lifeboat Mechanic,1924,40 Marina,Princess,Duchess of Kent,1942,47
Mathias,Hugh,Mumbles Inshore Rescue,1974,74 McCormack,John,Brig Ribble/Whitehaven,1888,21
McGhuin,James,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1866,9 McPhee,Lt.Cdr Ian,Frigate HMCS Cheboque,1944,46
Medland,Charles Brandon,of London,1905,29 Michael,Alfred D.,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1903,28/48#/55#
Michael,E.,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1892,23 Michael,George,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1892,23/26
Michael,Thomas,Mumbles Oyster Dredger,1856,5/16/23/28# Michael,William,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1892,23
Michael,William,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1941,45/48# Middleton,Cdr E.W.,RNVR Lifeboat Inspector,1947,51
Mitchell,John,Swansea Pilot,1832,1 Mock,Capt.Clarence,Station Honorary Secretary,1956,57#/66
Morgan,David John,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1883,16/23/26# Morgan,Thomas,Brig Ribble/Whitehaven,1888,21
Morgan,William,Mumbles Lifeboat Signalman,1892,22/28 Morris,William,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1866,9
Moxham,Marcus,of Swansea,1872,12 Moyse,Capt.William,Swansea Lloyds Agent,1834,2
Nash,Ted,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1961,58# Nepean,St Vincent,RNLI Chief Inspector,1903,27
Noel,William,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1947,50 O'Leary,Capt.,Barque Ambassador,1890,22
Oliver,Lt.Cdr M.F.,Frigate HMCS Cheboque,1944,46 Oliver,P.M.,Manchester Secretary,1947,51
Owen,David,Swansea Pilot,1887,21 Owen,James,Battery Gunner/Mumbles,1872,12
Padley,Silvanus,Habour Trustee Clerk,1832,1 Palmer,David,Mumbles Inshore Rescue,1965,70
Parfitt,John,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,195055# Parker,John,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1866,9
Parsons,George,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1961,58# Peake,James,Lifeboat Design,1856,5
Peterson,Capt.-,Barque Ceres/Memel,1865,8 Phelps,Ron,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1950,55#
Pill,James,Brigantine Villiers/London,1861,6 Poutney,P.,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1961,58#
Powell,Francis,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1892,23 Powell,George,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1892,23/28/42
Powell,Thomas,of Newton,1862,6/9 Prance,Thomas,Mermaid Hotel/Oystermouth,1832,1
Price,Sam,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1941,45 Pritchard,George,Swansea Pilot,1887,21
Prosser,Malcolm,Mumbles Inshore Rescue,1974,74 Quay,James,Brig Andrew and Margaret/Maryport,1833,2
Quinn,Capt.,Sloop Mary/Cork,1840,4 Rahberg,Peter August,Carpenter/Danzig,1883,18
Randall,Haydn,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1961,58# Randell,James,of Kidwelly,1864,6
Read,Capt.O.M.Crewe,Coastguard Inspector,1859,3 Rees,Arthur,Aberavon Seaman,1839,4
Rees,David,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1866,9 Rees,John,Mumbles Inshore Rescue,1965,70
Reeve,John,Schooner Wave/Swansea,1838,4 Richardson,J.C.,Shipowner/Swansea,1881,14/19
Ridd,Gary,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1968,64#/71 Robertson,Capt.,Mumbles District Inspector,1863,6/10
Rogers,Charles,Mumbles lifeboat Crew,1916,36 Rogers,Tom,Mumbles Lifeboat Coxwain,1892,23/26#
Rogers,William,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1883,16/18/22 Rosser, Griffith,Tug Beaufort/Swansea,1832,1/4
Rosser,Capt.George,Assistant Harbour Master,1872,12 Rosser,William,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1883,16
Rowley,Harold,RNLI District Inspector,1903,27 Scott,Derek,Mumbles Lifeboat Coxswain,1955,55/58#
Scott,Lionel,Station Assistant Secretary,1961,58# Sheldon,Capt.,Steamer Cornish Rose/Liverpool,1941,45
Sherwell,Neale,Ship Samtampa/Newport,1947,49 Slater,Capt.E.H.,Station Honorary Secretary,161,58#
Smith,Henry,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1916,36 Smith,J.Crowther,Mayoress/Wolverhampton,1866,10
Smith,Maud,Reward for Courage,1944,47 Smith,Richard,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1947,50
Smith,Robert,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1892,23/26 Somerset,Robert,Duke of Beaufort,1934,42
Steel,Brook,Lifeboat Station Secretary,1909,32 Steel,Micheal,Begbrook House/Oxford,1863,6
Sterry,Alfred,of Rosehill/Mumbles,1863,6/8/13 Sullivan,James,Swansea Coastguard,1856,5
Sutton,Charles,Aberavon Seaman,1839,4 Talbot,C.R.M.,Lord Lieutenant of the County,1859,5
Taylor,Matthew,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1866,9 Thomas,---,Tenby Lifeboat Coxswain,1963,59
Thomas,Alfred,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1950,55# Thomas,David Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1903,28
Thomas,John,Mumbles Lifeboat Bowman,1883,16/23 Thomas,John,Mumbles Lighthouse Keeper,1916,36
Thomas,Rev Gwynfa,Vicar of Oystermouth,1947,51 Thomas,Tom,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1892,23
Thomas,William R.S.,Mumbles Lifeboat Bowman,1940,44/50 Thomas,William R.,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1947,50
Thomas,William,Swansea Pilot,1832,1 Timothy,D.,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1892,23
Tucker,Desmond,Mumbles Rowing Club,1947,48 Tucker,Tom,Mumbles Inshore Rescue,1968,71
Tucker,William,Mumbles Lifeboat Mechanic,1963,59# Varley,John,of Mumbles,1959,56
Vivian,Admiral Heneage,Lifeboat Committee,1947,51 Vivian,Graham,Swansea Landowner,1883,19
Vivian,MP John Henry,of Singleton/Swansea,1832,1/3/5/9 Walker,William,Lloyds Signal Station/Mumbles,1886,19
Ward,Capt.John Ross,RNLI Chief Inspector,1863,6 Webborn,George,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1903,28/37
Webborn,James,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1903,28 Webborn,John,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1866,9
White,J.S.,Lifeboat Builder/Cowes,1924,40 Whiteford,Bombardier,Mumbles Head Fort,1919,37
Whitehouse,Edward,Seaman/Wolverhampton,1866,10 Whitford,Jack,Mumbles Lifeboat Crew,1963,59#/63
Wilkinson,ArchdeaconW.D.G.,Oystermouth,1974,68 Wilkinson,Rev W.D.G.,Bishop Swansea/Brecon,1947,51
Williams,Dr Gwilyr,Archbishop of Wales,1974,68 Williams,Elijah,Swansea Pilot,1881,14
Williams,John,Mumbles Lifeboat Coxswain,1866,9/16/22/23 Williams,John,of Port Talbot,1859,5
Williams,Rev H.S.,Chairman Lifeboat Committee,1947,51 Williams,Robert,Mumbles Lifeboat Mechanic,1940,44
Williamson,Capt.Andrew,Brig Harriet Julia/Maryport,1874,13 Withers,John,Tug Tweed/Swansea,1866,10
Woodman,Frank,of Mumbles,1967,71 Wright,Margaret,of Mumbles Lighthouse,1883,18/23#
Young,Thomas W.Islay,of Callencroft/Mumbles,1874,13/24

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