Albert Ernest Smith

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Albert Ernest Smith

Birthplace: Rye Harbour, East Sussex, England UK
Death: November 15, 1928 (43-44)
Rye Harbour, East Sussex, England UK (Victim of Mary Stanford disaster - drowned)
Immediate Family:

Son of William J Smith and Harriet Smith
Husband of Mary Cecel Smith
Father of Albert H Smith
Brother of Mary Smith; William J Smith; George J Smith; Edward C Smith; Annie Maria Smith and 2 others

Occupation: 1891 - 6, Scholar; 1901 -16, Fisherman; 1911 - 26, Sea-going Fisherman;
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About Albert Ernest Smith

Albert Edward Smith was one of 17 men who perished in the Mary Stanford Disaster when RNLB Mary Stanford (ON 661), a Liverpool-class lifeboat, which capsized in Rye Harbour in 1928.

The disaster occurred on 15 November 1928 when the whole of the 17-man crew of the Mary Stanford Lifeboat were drowned, practically the whole male fishing population of the village of Rye Harbour.

Births Dec 1884

  • SMITH Albert Ernest Rye 2b 9

1891 England, Wales & Scotland Census

Watsons Row, Icklesham, Rye, Sussex; RG12 Piece number 757 Folio 124 Page 5

  • William J Smith Head M 46, Labourer Chemical Works, Born [c1846] - Paddock Wood, Kent,
  • Harriet Smith Wife M 44, Born [c1847] - Hastings, Sussex
  • William J Smith Son Single, 21, Mariner, Born [c1870] Rye Harbour, Sussex
  • George J Smith Son Single, 19, Labourer General, Born [c1872] - Rye Harbour, Sussex
  • Edward C Smith Son 16, Labourer General, Born [c1875] - Rye Harbour, Sussex
  • Annie M Smith Daughter 13, Scholar, Born [c1878] - Rye Harbour, Sussex
  • Alice M Smith Daughter 10, Scholar, Born - [c1881] - Rye Harbour, Sussex
  • Albert E Smith Son 6, Scholar, Born [c1885] - Rye Harbour, Sussex
  • George Bumstead Brother In Law Single 53, Mariner, Born - [c1838] Hastings, Sussex

Marriages Dec 1908

  • CUTTING Mary Cecel Rye 2b 5
  • SMITH Albert Ernest Rye 2b 5

1911 England Census

Rye Harbour, Sussex; Class: RG14; Piece: 4715; Schedule Number: 66

  • Albert E Smith Head M 26, Sea going Fisherman. Born Sussex Rye Harbour
  • Mary C Smith Wife 24 Married 2 years, no children. Born Sussex, Rye Harbour
  • Edith C Cutting Sister-in-Law Single 16, Assisting in domestic duties Born Sussex, Rye Harbour

UK, Royal Naval Reserve Service Records Index, 1860-1955

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007

  • Name: Albert E Smith
  • Birth Date: abt 1884
  • Date of Registration: Dec 1928
  • Age at Death: 44
  • Registration district: Romney Marsh
  • Inferred County: Kent
  • Volume: 2a
  • Page: 1421

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Albert Ernest Smith's Timeline

Rye Harbour, East Sussex, England UK
East Sussex, England UK
November 15, 1928
Age 44
East Sussex, England UK