Woolf: the youngest of the keepers, was born in
Plymouth, to the East of Trewarthan. He joined the crew
of Fetch Rock Lighthouse in December 1911, as the
young life was cut short by the terrible events of 1912, and the
location of his body still remains a mystery.
Woolf is thought to have proposed to his betroved, a Beatrice Agnew
of Rose Cottage, the previous weekend
before his tragic disappearance. It wais perhaps James that people
mourned the most. A bright, and lively lad. His life cut short at
the age of 18.
insightful documents exist, and are offered here to view. The first
is a letter from Beatrice to James, read shortly before the time
of the 'incident'. The second document contains alarming content.
It is written, we are told, by James and addressed to Beatrice.
The words may be the last James Wolfe got to write, and leave us
tantilising clues to the 'incident'.
A letter from Beatrice Agnew to James Wolfe.
James Wolfe scribbles one last note on April 29th.