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 Caroline’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.