Ldg Cook Horace Webster Lowestoft Naval Memorial Grave Found

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  1. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Leading Cook
    Service Number LT/MX 88016

    Died 19/08/1942

    Aged 42

    H.M. Drifter Golden Sunbeam.
    Royal Naval Patrol Service

    Son of Charles MacHardy Webster and Mary Sim Webster, of Aberdeen; husband of Jane Morrison Craig Webster, of Aberdeen.

    Hawkinge Cemetery, Kent.
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  2. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

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  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    UK, British Army and Navy Birth, Marriage and Death Records, 1730-1960
    Name: Horace Knowles Webster
    Event: Death
    Birth Date: 25 Aug 1900
    Birth Place: Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
    Death Date: 19 Aug 1942
    Death Age: 41
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  4. Susan J W Shirron

    Susan J W Shirron New Member

    Hi on watching long lost family tonight on STV I thought I would look for where my Grandfather's memorial was I came across this Tread
    This is My Grandfather Horace Knowles Webster lost but never forgotten x
  5. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Hello Susan,

    at present Horace is still commemorated on the Lowestoft Naval Memorial. Details of this memorial here


    However following research by myself & the team at In From The Cold Project we found that his body had been washed ashore on the Kent coast following the sinking of his vessel. At present his case is under investigation by CWGC & if as I hope that the case is proven his commemoration will be moved to Hawkinge Cemetery. I cannot say if he has a headstone at present.


  6. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Just reviewed this case as it is some time since I looked at it. He has a CWGC non war casualty headstone with his grave being in the service plot at Hawkinge. This situation came about as he was misidentified as a member of the Merchant Navy. As & when CWGC accept my findings he should receive a headstone identifying him as member of the Royal Navy Patrol Service. His name then should be removed from the Lowestoft Naval Memorial when the relevant panel is replaced.
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  7. Susan J W Shirron

    Susan J W Shirron New Member

    Thank you so much for your reply I’m so surprised to hear this information this is amazing I would be so glad to here if there is any more info I lost my mum 3 years ago she would have been astonished to here this info

    Look forward to hearing from you
    This means the world to me x
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    Tony56 Member Patron

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