Neil Bailey, on 17 April 2006 - 10:57 AM, said:
I appreciate that your post is over a year old, but your friend may be interested in getting in touch with me re the Bayano. My grandfathers youngest brother was lost in the Bayano, and I have inherited a wealth of original material gathered by his sister. I have added to this and would be pleased to share any material that woud be helpful
I am researching my family tree and have just found out that my Grt Grt Uncle Clifford Walter Peake died aboard the HMS Bayano. I downloaded his record from the Military Death Roll and it states that his body was never recovered and the location of his grave unknown. Obviously there would not be an actual grave but surely there would be a headstone erected somewhere in memorial? Do you know where i should start looking or who i should ask? I also downloaded his Service Record from the National Archive. It was so interesting, i now know my Uncles build, height and that he had a mole on his right shoulder!
I would really be interested in finding out as much as i can about him, as his story doesnt seem to have been passed through the family which is a great shame.
If you could give me a helping hand Neil i would be most grateful.