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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.
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
Posted 15 August 2013 - 07:26 PM
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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.