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TITANIC HEADSTONE in Tissington churchyard

This headstone bears a sad reference to a Tissington man who lost his life in the Titanic disaster.

A brother and sister were employed on the Titanic as steward and stewardess. Frank Richard Allsop was employed as saloon steward and his sister, whose married name was Maclaren, as stewardess.

Richard perished in the disaster but his sister fortunately survived.

Richard’s body was lost at sea and never recovered but there is an inscription to his memory in Tissington churchyard on the headstone of his grandfather Richard Allsop and father James Allsop.

titanic headstone at Tissington

The inscription reads -

IN MEMORY OF
RICHARD ALLSOP
DIED NOV 30 1829
AGED 35 YEARS

ALSO JAMES
SON OF THE ABOVE
BORN SEP1 1827
DIED APRIL 6 1917

ALSO OF FRANK RICHARD
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS DROWNDED
[sic] ON THE
TITANIC, APRIL 15 1912
AGED 43 YEARS

NEARER MY GOD TO THEE

there is also a smaller stone placed in front with the inscription -
J A
1917

 

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