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For those who remember the British Crown disaster Graham Wallace and some friends have at last been able to get a memorial of sorts for those lost on Brtish Crown. Their names have been added, at some cost to the book remembering those who have been lost at sea and have no known grave. There is the annual Memorial Service on Thursday for those lost at sea with no known grave to be held at All Hallows by the Tower at Noon at which it is hoped the names will be read out.


Well done Graham Wallace with the aid of John Firmin. It has been a long long haul for Graham trying to get something done.


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There maybe one person on the list, that has escaped attention and has been forgotten. We lost a GP boy on the Shoush in the latter part of 1976. It was only his second trip. He hated being at sea and BP persuaded him to try a second trip. He still hated it, so decided to launch one of the inflatable life rafts and jump in after it. Unfortunately he did not realise that it was still secured to the ship. We had passed Capetown the previous day. It was a few hours before it was discovered he was missing. He had left a note to his cabin mate not to alert anyone ! A search was initiated involving several ships for 24 hours, but he was never found :( The saddest part was when we arrived in Rotterdam and his parents came onboard and we discovered that they had lost their Daughter, 6 months previously in a road accident :( So I hope he and his family can be remembered too at this time :)
 

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Many, many thanks to Graham Wallace who has spent nearly 25 years - & so much of his time - researching the tragedy & finally ensuring that the names of the victims are suitably remembered.
Well done Graham!(Applause)(Applause)(Applause)
 
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