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COUSIN of my grandfather James Alexander Smith had been involved with NEWCASTLE lifeboat since befor the disaster in 1843 when two of ancestors HENRY and CHARLES Perished Future generations of the Smith family continued to serve on the Life boats including my granda's cousin who served as coxwain and brother john as crew Two of their son's both joined the lifeboats and i believe they jimmy SMITH AND CHRIS WERE LATER TO JOIN THE COASTGUARD.S THIS FAMILY SERVICE TO SAFETY ON THE SEA HAS CONTINUED FOR OVER 150 YEARS Can any member tell me how to trace the service records of the Smith's on the maternal side of family in the lifeboats and Coastguard stations in Co Down IHAVE SOME INFO IN BOOK"Sailing ships of Mourne including photos ANY HELP APPRECIATED
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2. Surf lifesaver
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3. Coastguard
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5. Fireman
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6. Police officer
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7. Firefighter
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