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#26 chrisharley9

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 07:42 PM

Thanks for that Ron

I did check off the entire casualty list with Hull CC; looks like we have found who we are going to find

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 04:23 PM

MOSS, WILLIAM HENRY
Rank:Assistant Cook
Date of Death:26/02/1916
Age:20
Regiment/Service:Mercantile Marine
S.S. "Dido" (Hull)
Grave Reference328.46
CemeteryHULL (HEDON ROAD) CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of William Henry and Charlotte Moss, of 5, Villa Terrace, Walker St., Hull.

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Recent research has shown that Assistant Cook Moss is buried here. The Commission is in the process of producing a headstone to mark his grave. The casualty has been commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial and will be removed as and when the panel is replaced.
Commemoration Moved From Tower Hill

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 07:01 PM

SMITH, JOHN
Rank:Fireman
Date of Death:26/02/1916
Age:30
Regiment/Service:Mercantile Marine
S.S. "Dido" (Hull)
Grave ReferenceCpt.3. Grave 59
CemeteryHULL (HEDON ROAD) CEMETERY
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Son of Mary and the late Henry Smith; husband of Gertrude Crowson Smith (nee Lidster), of 1, Ann's Place, Francis St., Hull. Born at Hull.

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Recent research has shown that Fireman Smith is buried here. The Commission is in the process of producing a headstone to mark his grave. Please note that this casualty was previously commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial; his name will be removed when the appropriate panel is next replaced.

Commemoration Moved From Tower Hill


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Posted 12 March 2013 - 05:28 PM

I have been carrying out some research into the casualties of this ship working on the premise that some of the bodies were washed ashore; what has happened that the search has show that there was an additional member of the crew who was not commemorated at the time

From NE Lincs archives

The burial of John Black is recorded in the register of Scartho Road Cemetery, Grimsby.

Entry 21,670
John Black, aged 53, seaman on Wilson liner Dido, 10 Lower East Street, Middlesbrough, Drowned off Spurn, died 26 February 1916, and buried on 1st March 1916 in grave 42-C-5. Informant was A.R.Watson, and the officiating minister was S.H.Burgess.

(A.R.Watson was a Grimsby undertaker).


He has been reported to the IFCP project who are now dealing this matter

I will be carrying out a search of other cemeteries as there is a reference in the Times to 8 bodies being washed ashore at Donna Nook Lincs


IFCP has now had sight of the Maritime Death Register which shows John Black was the stowaway so he will not be eligible for CWGC Commemoration

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 07:26 PM

I return to the site every so often in case of any updates and the latest info regarding the stowaway is particularly interesting.
I wonder if he was in fact a seaman and why he stowed away on the Dido?
Any further info regarding him would certainly add to the whole 'Dido story'.

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 08:28 PM

Not much really

He was John Black from Middlesbrough cause of death exposure, exhaustion & drowning

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 08:37 PM

Guys today the 17/02/2014 we have marked four more graves of the crew of the SS Dido they are

Able Seaman H Bosted age 49 Hull Western cemetery compartment 517 grave 49902.

Fireman Alfred Westerlund age 37 Hull Western Cemetery compartment 528 grave 50937.

Able Seaman James Lees age 24 Hull Hedon road cemetery compartment 350 grave 64.

Fireman Bastian Van Dyk age 34 Hull Hedon road cemetery compartment 3 grave 58

New Headstones will be ordered by the end of the week. We still have about 8 to erect as soon as they arrive from the factory in France. But that will not be till later in the year as we are finishing a major refurbishment a cemetery in Normandy ready for the 70th anniversary of D day.

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:36 PM

Missed this when originally posted. Great news

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 05:55 PM

BOSTED, H
Rank:Able SeamanDate of Death:26/02/1916Age:49Regiment/Service:Mercantile Marine S.S. "Dido" (Hull) Grave Reference517. 49902CemeteryHULL WESTERN CEMETERY
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Born in Norway.


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Recent research has shown that Able Seaman Bosted is buried here. The Commission is in the process of producing a special headstone to mark his grave.Please note that this casualty was previously commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial; his name will be removed when the appropriate panel is next replaced.

WESTERLUND, ALFRED
Rank:FiremanDate of Death:26/02/1916Age:37Regiment/Service:Mercantile Marine S.S. "Dido" (Hull) Grave Reference528. 50937CemeteryHULL WESTERN CEMETERY
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Born in Sweden.


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Recent research has shown that Fireman Westerlund is buried here. The Commission is in the process of producing an alternative commemoration headstone to mark his grave. Please note that this casualty was previously commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial; his name will be removed when the appropriate panel is next replaced.

LEES, JAMES
Rank:Able SeamanDate of Death:26/02/1916Age:24Regiment/Service:Mercantile Marine S.S. "Dido" (Hull) Grave Reference350. 64CemeteryHULL (HEDON ROAD) CEMETERY
Additional Information:

Born at Calcutta.


N.B.

Recent research has shown that Able Seaman Lees is buried here. The Commission is in the process of producing an alternative commemoration headstone to mark his grave. Please note that this casualty was previously commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial; his name will be removed when the appropriate panel is next replaced.

VAN DYK, BASTIAN
Rank:FiremanDate of Death:26/02/1916Age:34Regiment/Service:Mercantile Marine "Dido" (Hull). Grave Reference3. 58CemeteryHULL (HEDON ROAD) CEMETERY
Additional Information:

Husband of Annie Elizabeth Van Dyk (nee Lidster), of 73, Alicia St., Hull, Yorks. Born at Rotterdam, Holland.


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Recent research has shown that Fireman Van Dyk is buried here. The Commission is in the process of producing an alternative commemoration headstone to mark his grave. Please note that this casualty was previously commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial; his name will be removed when the appropriate panel is next replaced.

Commemorations Moved From Tower Hill Memorial