Merchant Navy Memorials To The Missing - Graves Found

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  1. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    With thanks to Temptage we now know that he was cremated at Edinburgh Warriston Crematorium. Duplicate civilian entry has been reported.
     
  2. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Fireman and TrimmerCLARKE, SIDNEY
    Died 08/08/1941

    Aged 25

    S.S. Belgravian (Liverpool)
    Merchant Navy

    Commemoration Moved From Tower Hill Memorial to Greenock Cemetery. He will receive a special memorial headstone as it is not possible to mark his grave.
     
  3. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    BoyCRICHTON, DOUGLAS STEWART
    Died 07/07/1941

    Aged 17

    S.S. North Devon (Newcastle-on-Tyne)
    Merchant Navy

    Commemoration Moved From Tower Hill Memorial to Edinburgh Warriston Crematorium.
     
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  4. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    MasterBEDDINGTON, CLAUDE
    Died 24/08/1940

    Aged 72

    M.V. Orca (Brixham).
    Merchant Navy

    formerly Lt. Col.
    Westmorland and Cumberland Yeomanry

    Commemoration Moved From Tower Hill Memorial to Golders Green Crematorium.
     
  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    UK, Merchant Seamen Deaths, 1939 -1953
    Name: Claude Beddington
    Age: 72
    Birth Date: abt 1868
    Birth Place: London, England
    Death Date: 24 Aug 1940
    Death Place: At Sea
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    I would assume he was killed during an air attack - see cause of death

    Lieutenant Colonel Claude Beddington...

    British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
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  6. temptage

    temptage Who said this would be easy?

    I have noticed that the duplicate listing for the civilian death is still on the CWGC site for Grimsby. His other listing has been altered to Edinburgh Crem.
     
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  7. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    That will take a little while to sort out
     
  8. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Fireman and TrimmerABDI AHMED
    Died 17/02/1940

    S.S. Baron Ailsa (Ardrossan)
    Merchant Navy

    SkipperCLARK, GEORGE WILLIAM
    Died 29/01/1940

    Aged 58

    Fishing Vessel Rigoletto (Grimsby)
    Fishing Fleet

    MateDURRANT, WALTER BROWN
    Died 29/01/1940

    Aged 56

    Fishing Vessel Rigoletto (Grimsby)
    Fishing Fleet

    Commemorations Moved From Tower Hill Memorial to Grimsby Scartho Road Cemetery. With thanks to Temptage for making this possible.
     
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  9. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Chief OfficerRIDGE, JOHN ALFRED
    Died 18/09/1944

    Aged 46

    S.S. Punta Gorda (London)
    Merchant Navy

    Husband of J. E. Ridge, of Fulking, Sussex.

    Commemoration Moved From Tower Hill to Oranjestad Protestant Cemetery, Island of Aruba
     
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  10. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Assistant Steward
    GALE, JEROME
    Died 14/10/1942

    S.S. Caribou (St. John's, Newfoundland).
    Canadian Merchant Navy

    Port Aux Basques (St. James) Cemetery, Newfoundland.

    At present listed on the Halifax Memorial. Whilst compiling 2 new non comm cases I found his name on the same burial register they were on.
     
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  11. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    FiremanTHOMAS, ARTHUR
    Died 14/10/1942
    Aged 37
    S.S. Caribou (St. John's, Newfoundland).
    Canadian Merchant Navy
    Son of William Thomas and of Mary Thomas (nee White), of Port aux Basques, Newfoundland; husband of Margaret Thomas (nee Mead), of Hermitage Cove, Newfoundland.

    Port Aux Basques (St. James) Cemetery, Newfoundland. at present listed on the Halifax Memorial.
     
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  12. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Stewardess
    FITZPATRICK, BRIDE
    Died 14/10/1942

    S.S. Caribou (St. John's, Newfoundland)
    Canadian Merchant Navy

    Bay Roberts Very Old RC Cemetery, Newfoundland. At present listed on the Halifax Memorial.
     
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  13. Roy Martin

    Roy Martin Senior Member

    Captain Sydney Charles Tessyman Toder was in command of the British merchant ship La Pampa. In February 1941 he reported that his ship had probably been successful in ramming a U-Boat; he was disbelieved by the authorities. I have since located the logbook of the U-boat that he damaged. On May 28 he was landed at Three Rivers with an ulcerated stomach and hospitalised in Montreal. He died there and lies buried in the Cimetiere Mont-Royal, Outremont Montreal Quebec. He is commemorated in St Peter's Church in his home town of Heswall, Wirral. 'Unrecognised you put us in your debt.' - John Masefield.
     

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  14. temptage

    temptage Who said this would be easy?

    Two of the three have had new CWGC headstones installed in the last week. Walter Brown Durrant already has a private headstone.

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  15. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    2nd Steward
    FRENCH, M
    Died 14/10/1942

    Aged 36

    S.S. Caribou (St. John's, Newfoundland).
    Canadian Merchant Navy

    Son of Richard and Annie French, of Bay Roberts, Newfoundland.

    Bay Roberts United Church Cemetery.

    At present listed on the Halifax Memorial his grave has been found at Bay Roberts United Church Cemetery, Newfoundland.
     
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  16. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Malcolm French
    Birth: Sep 1907 - Bay Roberts, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
    Death: 14 Oct 1942 - Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
    F: Richard French
    M: Annie Parsons

    Although another record database has a different christian name
    Newfoundland, Canada, Census, 1935
    Maxwell French

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    From a family tree:
    Citation Information
    Transcript
    Obituary - Malcolm French - One of the many homes bereft of a loved one through the sinking of the S.S. Caribou in Cabot Strait on Oct. 14th, is that of Mrs. Annie French of Bay Roberts East, where for those left behind in that home, the sunshine, as it were, has gone out. This terrible blow from the enemy has caused them to mourn the loss of a dutiful son and brother. // Malcolm, who has already been referred to in this paper, is the eldest son of Mrs. and the late Richard French of this town, and was one of the gallant crew to forfeit his life on the unforgettable morning of Wednesday, October 14th. // Max., as he was generally known, was 35 years of age and had been in the employ of the Newfoundland Railway for 15 years, having served on the S.S. Sagona and the S.S. Clyde, and was latter transferred to the S.S. Caribou, where he held the position of 2nd Steward until the time of the fatal trip. // Just before he left home for this last trip he was heard to say “If I do not go, someone must tak
    Detail
    October 31
    Source Information
    Title
    The Bay Roberts Guardian - 1942
    Repository Information
    Name
    Newfoundland Collection, A. C. Hunter Provincial Library, Arts and Culture Centre, St. John's, NL, Canada
    Phone Number
    709-737-2348
     
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  17. alieneyes

    alieneyes Senior Member

    The casualty lists in Canadian newspapers from 17 October 1942 identifies him as Maxwell French, 2nd Steward, of Bay Roberts, Nfld.
     
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  18. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    FiremanADAMSON, RUSSEL
    Died 21/12/1940

    S.S. Albert Le Borgne (France).
    Canadian Merchant Navy

    Halifax Memorial. Grave found Liverpool Anfield Cemetery.
     
  19. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    UK, Merchant Seamen Deaths, 1939 -1953
    Name: Russel Adamson
    Age: 26
    Birth Date: abt 1914
    Birth Place: Canada
    Death Date: 21 Dec 1940
    Death Place: Liverpool
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  20. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    GreaserANTONIOU, NICHOLAS
    Died 31/12/1939

    Aged 33

    S.S. Box Hill (London)
    Merchant Navy

    Son of Antonis Georghi and Katerina Antoni Georgi.

    At present listed on Tower Hill his grave has been found at Grimsby Scartho Road Cemetery.

    With thanks to Temptage.
     
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