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Grave of my grandad
« on: Sunday 20 December 20 13:19 GMT (UK) »
I am looking for a possible burial of my grandfather in the St Michael Paternoster Royal church,
London in March 1919.
Herbert Blenkinsopp Leaton. Born 1891 London
Lived in Red bull yard, Upper Thames street. (His last address prior to sailing.)
He died March 1919 in Grantham, Scotland and was an engineer on a hospital ship called ďChinaĒduring WW1
His death was due to the great Flu epidemic 1918-1919. His body was returned to London after his death

Also there is supposed to be a plaque to him in the church,
Can any one shed any light on my searches.

Regards Jenny

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Re: Grave of my grandad
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 20 December 20 13:23 GMT (UK) »
Deceased online has this, you will need credits to view the details
https://www.deceasedonline.com/

Leaton, Herbert Blenkinsopp
buried on: 13 March 1919 
recorded in:  Southwark
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Re: Grave of my grandad
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 20 December 20 14:15 GMT (UK) »
The church is home to www.missiontoseafarers.org

Perhaps contact them and see if they could photograph the plaque.


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Re: Grave of my grandad
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 20 December 20 14:57 GMT (UK) »
Dear Rosie
Thank you very much for your reply
I opened the link you sent me and entered the name and date and the information came up
With cost of the grave entry of £2.00
But them it ask me to login which I did and then I had to put the name and date in again.
And it said there was no such entry.

Very weird or maybe a con to make me pay a search fee.
Have you had trouble with them.
There is no way of contacting them directly.
Regards Jenny





Regards Jenny

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Re: Grave of my grandad
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 20 December 20 15:02 GMT (UK) »
Dear Gibel
Thank you for the seamanís information.
My husband and I went to the church about 8 years ago and couldnít find the plaque.
Then a member of the seamanís mission came in and we asked if he knew of it, he said no and
It maybe in a private area of the church.
I emailed the seamanís mission on my return home and was told they didnít have time to look.
So had to give up.
Its no longer possible for me to go back to London as I am severely disabled.
 Regards Jenny

 

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Re: Grave of my grandad
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 20 December 20 16:10 GMT (UK) »
Dear Rosie
Thank you very much for your reply
I opened the link you sent me and entered the name and date and the information came up
With cost of the grave entry of £2.00
But them it ask me to login which I did and then I had to put the name and date in again.
And it said there was no such entry.

Very weird or maybe a con to make me pay a search fee.
Have you had trouble with them.
There is no way of contacting them directly.
Regards Jenny


I found that entry when I was logged in so you should be able to see it too.  I used to have a subscription with them and never had any problems.
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Re: Grave of my grandad
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 20 December 20 16:40 GMT (UK) »
Deceased online has this, you will need credits to view the details
https://www.deceasedonline.com/

Leaton, Herbert Blenkinsopp
buried on: 13 March 1919 
recorded in:  Southwark

I don't have any credits, but I predict that Herbert was buried at Nunhead Cemetery.
Doesn't help much!

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Re: Grave of my grandad
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 20 December 20 16:53 GMT (UK) »

Also there is supposed to be a plaque to him in the church,
Can any one shed any light on my searches.


It may be worth asking again here  :-\
https://www.missiontoseafarers.org/contact
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Re: Grave of my grandad
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 20 December 20 18:11 GMT (UK) »
Thank you all for replies

I have found the email for the church and asked again if anyone could find the plaque, and maybe email me a phone photograph.

Asked a friend to login to the grave site and have the info. The grave in Nunhead is correct.
Contains 3 persons, Herbert died 1919 and his Mother Jane died 1913 also Father William died 1912.

Thank you all again for your help.

Regards Jenny