Merchant Navy Memorials To The Missing - Graves Found

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  1. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    UK, Merchant Seamen Deaths, 1939 -1953
    Name: Nicholas Antoniou
    Age: 34
    Birth Date: abt 1905
    Birth Place: Cyprus
    Death Date: 31 Dec 1939
    Death Place: at Sea
    Father: KATRiNG
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    TD
     
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  2. temptage

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

    Im wondering if the 'Stefanos' that was on his burial record might be his middle name, even though they have it as his surname, as the card that Tricky Dicky has added show Antoniou as his surname also.

     
  3. Hugh MacLean

    Hugh MacLean Senior Member

    Merchant Navy records show just first and last name only - Nicholas Antoniou.
    regards
    Hugh
     
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  4. Billy McGee

    Billy McGee Senior Member


    Yacht HMY Orca, 98grt, (Admiralty) Formerly a private yacht, named the Cachalot belonging to a retired Lieutenant Colonel Claude Beddington was requisitioned by the Admiralty in 1940 and Beddington given command as her Master. Departing Brixham on the 21st August 1940 bound for Holyhead. Three days later the Orca was five miles off the Welsh coast when two enemy aircraft swooped down raking the yacht with machine-gun fire. Strafing the ship’s deck, Beddington, standing at the helm, was killed instantly. The remaining crew of five eventually arrived safely in port.
     
  5. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Commemoration now moved. He is to receive a CWGC headstone.
     
  6. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

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  7. Graeme W

    Graeme W New Member

    I am in the process of locating Russel's relatives in Nova Scotia ~ the CWGC have requested contact with them.
     
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  8. Tricky Dicky

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    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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    Not sure why I didnt post this before, some interesting notes on there

    TD
     
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  9. temptage

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

    I've just noticed that the record for Nicolas Antonio is still showing as TOWER HILL MEMORIAL.
    Most records are altered well within a year to show the new details along with the obligatory "The CWGC are in the process......" etc
     
  10. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Everyone at CWGC is working from home at present Tony. This grave find was reported to them as it sits on the list that IFCP send me once a month.

    Chris
     
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  11. temptage

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

    Thats OK. Just didnt want it to be forgotten.
     
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