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Deaths at Sea 1 month 3 days ago #74701

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Would all deaths at sea result in burials at sea or would the bodies be returned home for burial. I imagine that high ranking officers may have been attributed a home burial where possible but for the ordinary men including soldiers who dies aboard hospital ships

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From what I have read, deaths at sea would have resulted in a sea burial.
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Occasionally, if the death occurred very close to the final landing, the bodies would be brought ashore. I think there were two Canadians who died at sea and were landed in Canada, perhaps QSAMIKE can confirm? There's a burial in Surrey of a man who died at sea that I can think of off the top of my head.

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Lieut Francis Hubert Clifford Sutton, ROYAL CANADIAN DRAGOONS
Died at Sea
Buried: Canada Quebec City, Belmont


Commander Hugh Cotesworth, ROYAL NAVY,HMS BARRACOUTA
Died at Sea
Buried: South End Cemetery, Port Elizabeth SA

Private T. Harris [1095], ST JOHNS AMBULANCE
Died at Sea
Buried: Southampton, Netley

Private A. Weston [2381], DEVONSHIRE,2
Died at Sea
Buried: Southampton, Netley
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Private A.W. Kendall [2378], NEW ZEALAND,5
Died at Sea
Buried: New Zealand Mitimiti


L/Cpl J. Clarke [7928], MIDDLESEX,6
Died at Sea
Buried: Port Nolloth, South Africa
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"Trooper P. Gunn, who left Oundle [Northamptonshire] to join the Bucks Imperial Yeomanry for service in the Transvaal, was invalided home from enteric fever, but just before reaching Gravesend, on Saturday, a relapse set in and he succumbed."
The Lincoln, Rutland and Stamford Mercury, Friday 15th June 1900

Interred at Gravesend Cemetery.
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