Beneath this plot of green grass lie seven crewmen from the Lamport and Holt Line passenger liner Vestris:
Butcher Harry Hawkins, Age 50 Trimmer Andrew Seales, Age 32 Steward Frank Rigg, Age 36 Steward Bridgeman Harley, Age 23 Steward John Owen, Age 34 Fifth Engineer John Jones Bartender Thomas Jones
The men lost their lives when their ship sank on November 12, 1928, 200 miles off the Virginia Capes. Their bodies were recovered by the US Coast Guard and they were laid to rest in Hoboken Cemetery. Only three of them had family present at the funeral. They have rested in anonymity for more than eight decades.
Help memorialize them properly with a beautiful headstone that honors their sacrifice.