Merchant Navy Memorials To The Missing - Graves Found

Discussion in 'Non-Commemorated War Dead' started by chrisharley9, Feb 9, 2010.

  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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  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.
  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.

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