SS FALABA - Memorial Inscription ?

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darylrodger
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SS FALABA - Memorial Inscription ?

Post by darylrodger » Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:45 pm

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone can tell me if my great grandfather William Bruce is mentioned on the
WW1 memorial in London to the SS FALABA ? Is there a pic of it anywhere ? I'd love to know if he's
commemorated somewhere.

Regards,

Daryl

garibaldired
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Re: SS FALABA - Memorial Inscription ?

Post by garibaldired » Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:48 pm

This seems to give some answers:

http://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cem ... 20MEMORIAL


Best wishes,
Meg

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Re: SS FALABA - Memorial Inscription ?

Post by darylrodger » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:39 pm

Hi Meg,

Thanks for the link, I had a look for William but he's not on the memorial :roll:

Regards,

Daryl

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Re: SS FALABA - Memorial Inscription ?

Post by garibaldired » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:04 pm

Didn't you say he was a passenger? I think the memorial is for crew members.

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Meg

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Re: SS FALABA - Memorial Inscription ?

Post by darylrodger » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:14 pm

Hi Meg,

Yes, he was a civilian on his way to Accra. Is there anything official that would tell me he drowned ?
A mention in a newspaper article ?

Regards,

Daryl

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Re: SS FALABA - Memorial Inscription ?

Post by garibaldired » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:40 pm

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=228150.0

Apparently this list appeared in The Times.


Best wishes,
Meg

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Re: SS FALABA - Memorial Inscription ?

Post by LesleyB » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:53 pm

The newspaper link was also posted here
viewtopic.php?f=35&t=17475&hilit=SS+FALABA

This may be the only confirmation you will be able to find, Daryl, but keep searching... you never know, something else may turn up!

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