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Death of a sailor in Port Talbot in 1900
« on: Thursday 09 November 17 17:33 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
My Great Grand Uncle, John Henry Gregory - Captain of the "Port of Oporto" was knocked down and killed by a tram/train in Port Talbot on the 24th. March 1900.
I'd appreciate any information on this.  e.g. was he buried in Port Talbot?  Was there a funeral (he was Catholic)?  Any headstone on grave - basically anything to add to what I've posted.
Thanks...

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Re: Death of a sailor in Port Talbot in 1900
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 09 November 17 17:37 GMT (UK) »
Have you checked that his body was not returned to Ireland  :-\
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Re: Death of a sailor in Port Talbot in 1900
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 09 November 17 17:39 GMT (UK) »
Have tried cemetery where other members of his family are buried, wife, parents, children - not there.  Leads me to think he didn't return home.

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Re: Death of a sailor in Port Talbot in 1900
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 09 November 17 17:50 GMT (UK) »
Hadn't seen that report.  Grim reading.
Thank you for posting.

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Re: Death of a sailor in Port Talbot in 1900
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 09 November 17 17:52 GMT (UK) »
There appear to be quite a few mentions of him on that website - I added another link to my other post
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Re: Death of a sailor in Port Talbot in 1900
« Reply #6 on: Friday 10 November 17 10:29 GMT (UK) »
He has an entry in the "Deaths at Sea records" Details of his demise are much the same as the newspaper report.
The 1900 logbooks of PORT OF OPORTO official number 62655 may or may not give some information concerning his place of burial.
If the logbooks in question have survived they should be in the National Archives of Ireland. Never visited myself so cannot give advice of the protocol involved to view.
Dim ateb yn well nag ateb anghywir. Nid oes dim yn ddall fel rhai nad ydynt yn dymuno gweld

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Re: Death of a sailor in Port Talbot in 1900
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 14 November 17 21:24 GMT (UK) »
He has an entry in the "Deaths at Sea records" Details of his demise are much the same as the newspaper report.
The 1900 logbooks of PORT OF OPORTO official number 62655 may or may not give some information concerning his place of burial.
If the logbooks in question have survived they should be in the National Archives of Ireland. Never visited myself so cannot give advice of the protocol involved to view.

Thanks for this.  Never in the Archives myself, but have a reason now!  Will let you know how I get on.
(Perhaps "burial at sea" was the option taken"?)