Friday, 27 March 2020

Lusitania Victim

Chief Steward Arthur Hugh Ford, Mercantile Marine lost on SS Lusitania. His was 58th body of 259 recovered [Queenstown]. Buried at Everton Cemetery, Liverpool. Originally named on the Mercantile Marine Memorial but name removed in 1928 when it was discovered he had a grave.


Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Killed by Mine Explosion

Walter Bentley Sharples, 5th Engineer Officer, Merchant Navy is named on the family memorial in Haslingden Cemetery, Lancashire. His name is listed on the Tower Hill Memorial. The names of the mostly Chinese crew are recorded on the Hong Kong Memorial.
MV Arinia was a British Motor Tanker of 8,024 tons built in 1936 by Lithgows, Port Glasgow for the Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Company. She was powered by a diesel, single screw giving 12 knots.
On the 19th December 1940 she was mined and sunk off the Nore Light Vessel when on route from Aruba for the Isle of Grain. It seems that the engines were switched off while the boat was in the Thames Estuary waiting for dock gates to open. Sadly, as soon as the engines were turned off, the anti magnetic system was disabled and the metal hull attracted a mine. All the crew perished with the exception of a cabin boy



Thursday, 13 February 2020

Massive explosion kills Father and Son


Samuel Wolstenholme and his son William were killed in the Kearsley Colliery explosion March 12, 1878. They are buried together at St Stephen's, Kearsal Moor:




Massive 

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Ornate Grave Art on Peake children's gravestone

Too Sweet for Earth: John [9] and Margaret [3] - the two Peake Children are buried at Atherton Cemetery.


Thursday, 28 March 2019

Died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme

Pte Charles Silvester Greasby, 19th (3rd Salford Pals) Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers died on the First Day of the Somme when most of the Salford Pals were wiped out. On Jul 29, Bn was transferred to GHQ and converted to a Pioneer Bn, Charles is listed on the Thiepval Memorial. Weaste Cemetery, Salford:







Drowned in a claypit

John Edward Campbell visited a claypit, clambered on a raft and fell in. Despite the efforts of another child, he drowned. Three nearby adults declined to assist. Weaste Cemetery, Salford:





Clasped Hands Grave Art

Until We Meet Again - Rosetta Anderson died in 1912 and is buried at Weaste Cemetery, Salford:







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