Albert Dexter

Valiant life-saver who died trying to save his friend

7th August, 1900
Buried at:  

Mr Albert Dexter, age 31, from Loughborough, was visiting Corwall on holiday with friends when he was tragically drowned while attempting to save the life of his friend Mr Sydney Wykes.

Albert Dexter was a partner in the firm of Solicitors Burgess and Dexter, and was holidaying at Mullion when a morning swim in Poldu Cove became the scene of tragedy. Two of Mr Dexter's friends were swimming and got in to difficulties with strong currents, and Mr Dexter, an exceptionally strong swimmer, was able to bring one of them, Mr Webb, back to shore, then went out in to the water again to help the second man.

Perhaps tired by the earlier exertion, has wasn't able to help, and tragically died in the attempt. He is buried here alongside the friend he was trying to save, Mr Sydney Wykes.


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