Ryde Social Heritage Group research the social history of the citizens of Ryde, Isle of Wight. Documenting their lives, businesses and burial transcriptions.
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John James Smith Gawn

John James Smith Gawn
died 7 September 1889

Map Reference: 033 A1
Plot No:  Ryde New Cemetery Section D Plot 629

He sacrificed his life in rescuing two children from drowning in Scratchells Bay

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Image source: RSHG Archive