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Terry Denham

New CWGC Commemorations 09.09.16

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Terry Denham

CWGC added the following casualties to the WW1 War Dead Roll today.

 

All were members of the Mercantile Marine who died of various illnesses whilst prisoners of war in Germany. Their ships had all been interned, sunk or captured earlier in the war. They will be commemorated on the Cologne Memorial, Germany unless otherwise stated.

 

BAKER, James Thomas

Skipper, Steam Trawler Skirbeck

Died 15.07.17  Age 48

Buried: Niederzwehren Cemetery, Germany

 

BROPHY, James Francis

Second Officer, S.S. Virgo

Died 27.10.16  Age 52

 

CUSHLEY, Patrick

Seaman, S.S. Cogent

Died 10.05.15  Age 28

 

DAVISON, William

Master, S.S. Cogent

Died 19.01.16  Age 58

 

FRENCH, Thomas Augustine Phinn

Master, S.S. Rubens

Died 08.10.15  Age 51

 

IRVING, John M.

Second Engineer, S.S. Gifford

Died 12.03.15  Age 32

 

JACKSON, William

Engineer, S.S. Bury

Died 01.06.15  Age 49

 

JENNINGS, Charles S.

Second Officer, S.S. Rossall

Died 18.07.15  Age 57

 

LEVISKA, Hendrick

Able Seaman, S.S. San Wifredo

Died 04.05.16  Age 26

 

MARSDEN, Henry

Fireman, Steam Trawler Skirbeck

Died 17.06.15  Age 52

Buried: Niederzwehren Cemetery, Germany

 

NORTON, Fred

Mate, Sailing Vessel Tintara

Died 01.02.17  Age 35

 

PRATT, Crispin

Fireman, S.S. Dartwen

Died 16.06.16  Age 27

 

ROBERTS, Thomas

First Engineer, Steam Trawler Valiant

Died 03.12.15  Age 55

 

RUSSELL, Edward

Master, S.S. Bury

Died 22.12.17  Age 53

 

SAWDON, Frederick

Able Seaman, S.S. Castro

Died 22.10.15  Age 52

 

SAWYER, Allan

Seaman, S.S. Sangara

Died 26.11.15  Age 22

 

SLATER, William

Able Seaman, S.S. Inverawe

Died 29.04.15  Age 34

 

THOMAS, David

Seaman, S.S. Treglisson

Died 06.03.15  Age 23

 

WILKS, Robert

Seaman, S.S. Iris

Died 17.01.15  Age 52

 

WITTY, Herbert

Assistant Steward, S.S. Eskimo

Died 11.12.17

 

NOT FORGOTTEN

 

The above were In From the Cold Project cases. (Volunteer: Chris Harley)

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MelPack

Congratulations to Chris for his magnificent endeavours.

 

How on earth did you tap into the Mercantile Marine PoWs?

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chrisharley9

May They Rest In Peace.

 

Hello Mel,

 

I had an idea whilst going through the overseas DCs on ancestry. If I could find someone already listed by CWGC as MM POW I would probably be able to find others who were not commemorated. Then cross reference with the MM POW lists on FMP for further proof. Still have a handful who have to be investigated.

 

Chris

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MelPack

Chris

 

Wow - that is a fantastic piece of work and must have been a labour of love.

 

I raise my hat to you!

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clive_hughes

Motion seconded,

My chapeau has been duly lifted!  Well done.

 

Clive

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Name Rank Service Number Date of Death Age Regiment / Service Service Country Grave /
Memorial Reference
Cemetery / Memorial Name Docs.
DAVISON, WILLIAM Master   19/01/1918 58 Mercantile Marine United Kingdom Plot 39. Row 3. Grave 27. SPANDAU (IN DEN KISSELN) CEMETERY  
FRENCH, THOMAS AUGUSTINE PHINN Master   08/10/1915 51 Mercantile Marine United Kingdom Plot 39. Row 3. Grave 23. SPANDAU (IN DEN KISSELN) CEMETERY  
JENNINGS, CHARLES S. Second Officer   18/07/1915 57 Mercantile Marine United Kingdom Plot 39. Row 3. Grave 22. SPANDAU (IN DEN KISSELN) CEMETERY  
NORTON, FRED Mate   01/02/1917 35 Mercantile Marine United Kingdom Plot 39. Row 3. Grave 29. SPANDAU (IN DEN KISSELN) CEMETERY  
RUSSELL, EDWARD Master   21/12/1917 53 Mercantile Marine United Kingdom Plot 39. Row 3. Grave 26. SPANDAU (IN DEN KISSELN) CEMETERY  
THOMAS, DAVID Seaman   27/05/1917 23 Mercantile Marine United Kingdom Plot 39. Row 3. Grave 30. SPANDAU (IN DEN KISSELN) CEMETERY  
WILKS, ROBERT Seaman   17/01/1915 52 Mercantile Marine United Kingdom Plot 39. Row 3. Grave 20.

SPANDAU (IN DEN KISSELN) CEMETERY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commemorations Moved From Cologne Memorial.

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LEVISKA, Hendrick

Able Seaman, S.S. San Wifredo

Died 04.05.16  Age 26

 

Grave Found Hasenheide Garrison Cemetery, Germany.

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IRVING, John M.

Second Engineer, S.S. Gifford

Died 12.03.15  Age 32

 

Grave Found St. Philip Apostle Cemetery, Mullerstrasse, Berlin

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