William Guy is the only Redcar Lifeboatman ever to lose his life on a rescue callout.
He died on Christmas Day 1836 after being lost overboard from the Zetland lifeboat while trying to save the crew of the Danish ship Caroline.
The Carolineâ€™s crew were also lost and Guys body was not found until 17 days later, near Staithes. (although All of Her Past Glories by David Phillipson says 6 weeks)
A plaque was unveiled in May 2011 in St Peter Church and a new grave marker laid in the cemetery.