chrisharley9, on 27 October 2009 - 05:50 PM, said:
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
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