Tasmanian Seafarers' Memorial

Thomas J W Stafford (1863)

The plaque reads ...

Thomas J W StaffordThomas J.W. Stafford
Merchant sea captain
Born 1815
Yorkshire England
Sailed Cape Barren Is. to Launceston
to report wreck of Sch 'Native Youth"
off Goose Is. Bass Strait 22.11.1863.
Went missing at sea on return voyage
presumed drowned about 25.11.1863