City of London and Tower Hamlets Cemetery

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  1. temptage

    temptage I thought it would only take a few weeks......

    Do any of our members live in London, moreso over towards Mile End, Bow, Limehouse or Bromley by Bow? I have a name photo I require from the City of London and Tower Hamlets Cemetery. His grave is now lost, along with all his shipmates, but he is now named on the Screen Wall that has been erected to commemorate all of the War casulaties lying therein.

    His name is George Frank Wortley and his name is to be found on Screen Wall. C.W.D. Coll. grave Panel 6

    He, along with several of his shipmates, was killed when their ship was bombed on the first night of the Blitz while berthed up on the Thames.
     
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    From my photo collection

    Third Officer WORTLEY, GEORGE FRANK
    Died 07/09/1940

    Aged 24

    S.S. Bennevis (Leith)
    Merchant Navy




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  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    UK, Merchant Seamen Deaths, 1939 -1953
    Name: George Frank Wortley
    Age: 24
    Birth Date: abt 1916
    Birth Place: Grimsby, England
    Death Date: 7 Sep 1940
    Death Place: London Dock
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    TD

    UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current
    Name: Third Officer George Frank Wortley
    Death Date: 7 Sep 1940
    Cemetery: City of London Cemetery and Crematorium
    Burial or Cremation Place: Newham, London Borough of Newham, Greater London, England
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/24345458
    George Frank Wortley was a service casualty of WW2.
    George was born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, the son of George and Florence Wortley (nee Coulling). He was also a brother to Florence Wortley. George served in the Merchant Navy in WW2 as a Third Officer aboard the S.S. Bennevis which was bombed in an enemy air raid while berthed in the West India Docks in London. George was one of the nine casualties and although they are listed in the burial register at Tower Hamlets cemetery, it is unclear if there were burials as there are no grave numbers listed for any of the crew. They are however commemorated on the bronze panels at the cemetery that commemorate all the WW2 casualties.
    Although many of them are classed as civilian casualties (CWD), members of the Merchant Navy and Home Guard for example, who died "in the face of the enemy" usually have war grave status, and as such are considered to be military war casualties.
    At the time of his passing George was 24 years of age.
     
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