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Mrs Sarah Hafkin or Haffkin


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Name: HAFKIN, SARAH

Initials: S

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Stewardess

Regiment/Service: Mercantile Marine

Unit Text: Stdess. Sarah. S.S. "Saidieh" (London)

Date of Death: 01/06/1915

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

Sarah died aged 52 when she was thrown overboard during the sinking of the Saidieh - The Times of 3rd Jun 1915 states that her body was landed at Chatham - is there anyone in the Chatham area that could find out where she is buried - Medway council are another local authority that want you to put your hand in your pocket to the tune of £10 before doing a check - I have emailed & hope they show some discretion in this case

Chris

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Typical I get hold of the right people & explain what Im doing & they hold their hands out & say £10 please - well I have refused - they really are grubby people

Chris

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What the hell are you doing man! This women died nearly a hundred years ago...

Tell me what I need to do and I will do it myself....

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Neil

if you have any contacts in Medway Council that might be helpful - as it stands at the moment I have contacted them again & await a reply

Chris

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  • 8 months later...

Neil

could you take this one up with your contact as Medway Council

Chris

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Now have another spelling from the 1901 census - Hackin

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Chris,

I wrote to Miss S.A Trevorant in the Medway Council some time ago and haven't heard from them! I shall chase it up and get back to you. Another poor performing L.A which won't do anything unless it's paid something. They don't provide services to the local people who pay their wages anymore, everything must pay for itself and generate revenue. I'm just about fed up with this kind of treatment of all our poor non-coms. :(

These people sicken me. They are no longer satisfied being our servants - they want to be our masters now (and are being allowed to suceed in this aim).

If I were to make an educated guess where this casualty is buried I would say - Woodlands Cemetery, Gillingham alongside the large Royal Navy plots.

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Neil

I would probably go with that one - however having checked the census we may have to look at the possibility of her body being returned to East London for burial

Chris

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  • 10 months later...

Her grave has been found - Chatham Memorial Synagouge

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  • 2 years later...

HAFKIN, SARAH

Rank:Stewardess

Date of Death:01/06/1915

Regiment/Service:Mercantile Marine

S.S. "Saidieh" (London)

Grave Reference

CemeteryCHATHAM MEMORIAL SYNAGOGUE BURIAL GROUND

Additional Information:

N.B.

Please note that this casualty is currently commemorated by the Commission on a Panel of the Tower Hill Memorial; her name will be removed when the appropriate panel is next replaced.

Commemoration Moved From Tower Hill

With thanks to CGM for her superb help

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