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    Barry (Dock), Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales.

    Commencing formal announcements.

    K.

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    Sad days indeed Keith, best regards and keep your chin up, kt

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    Nothing Gold Can Stay

    Robert Frost, 1874 - 1963
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    Nature’s first green is gold,
    Her hardest hue to hold.
    Her early leaf’s a flower;
    But only so an hour.
    Then leaf subsides to leaf.
    So Eden sank to grief,
    So dawn goes down to day.
    Nothing gold can stay.
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    My condolences Keith to you and your family. Keep up your splendid work here. Attended two funerals this weekend always a sad time as both were much younger. Regards, Eric

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    Never realised it would be so difficult with someone so close. Fortunate so far in reality. Cheers Keith.
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    My father Jim recently "Crossed the Bar" He had been the Chairman of the Merchant Navy Association (Wales) Barry branch. We considered the best use of the family flowers to be shared with those that we could at Merthyr Dyfan cemetery, Barry.

    Master mariner Cecil P T Foster

    As a first officer on supply ships during World War I, Cecil was torpedoed by U-boats twice in the same day.

    "Cecil Foster's time in the lifeboat during WWI taught him that the survival rations were all wrong, and that many men died, simply because they'd ceased to have anything to keep living for."

    "The rations stowed in the boats at the time were very similar to the ship's usual diet. It mainly consisted of tinned and/or salted meat, which was extremely difficult to digest, and sucked out a lot of scarce water from the men's dehydrated bodies."

    "After the war, Cecil insisted that Hain changed the emergency drills and rations. Salted beef was replaced with condensed milk and hard biscuits, with high calorific content but easy for the stomach to break down."

    "He also placed high stock by supplies of cigarettes, and maintaining daily routines of rowing and cleaning aboard the lifeboats. If the men had a job to do, and a reward for doing it, then they had a basic function which kept them wanting to live long after an idle man would have given up."

    Following his escape from a shipwreck in the Indian Ocean in 1923, he became an overnight celebrity.

    There were newsreel appearances, a best-selling book and even an audience with King George V.

    On 4 June 1923, the Hain Line steamer Trevessa, heading from western Australia and loaded with zinc concentrates, sank 1,700 miles from shore.

    Foster, a master mariner, was personally credited with having led over three quarters of his crew to safety. Thirty four of the 44 crew survived a 23-day lifeboat ordeal, until coming ashore on Rodriguez Island near Mauritius.

    Restored grave for Barry sailor who survived shipwreck - BBC News


    George Liosatos

    1935 - 2006

    Merchant Navy Association (Wales) Barry branch.

    George Liosatos (1935 - 2006) - Find A Grave Memorial


    LUCEY, PATRICK JOSEPH

    Seaman

    10/04/1942

    Age:50

    Merchant Navy

    S.S. Westdale (Liverpool)

    Grave Reference:Sec. D. Grave 159.

    Cemetery:BARRY (MERTHYR DYFAN) BURIAL GROUND

    Son of Michael and Joan Anna Lucey; husband of Mary Christina Lucey, of Scilly Kinsale, Co. Cork, Irish Republic.

    CWGC - Casualty Details


    COLEMAN, PATRICK JOSEPH

    Donkeyman

    15/09/1944

    Merchant Navy S.S. Forte La Traite (London)

    Grave Reference:Sec. D. Grave 48.

    Cemetery:BARRY (MERTHYR DYFAN) BURIAL GRO

    Son of John and Ellen Coleman; husband of Nora Coleman, of Barry Dock.

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    FINNEGAN, CHARLES


    Boatswain Death:17/10/1918

    Age:42

    Regiment/Service:Mercantile Marine Reserve Special Service

    Vessel " Peggy,"

    Grave Reference: D. 84.

    Cemetery:BARRY (MERTHYR DYFAN) BURIAL

    Husband of Mary Ann Finnegan, of 11, Bassett St., Barry Dock.

    CWGC - Casualty Details

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    My condolences to you Keith on the passing of your father - a sad time for you and family, you will have treasured memories I am sure.

    Hugh
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    We had to pay for our freedom
    Then the Merchant Ship Sailors
    Paid it in full”


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    Captain Cecil Foster - SS TREVESSA

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    My sincere condolences Keith - so very sorry at your loss.
    When one door closes another one shuts, it must be the wind

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    George Liosatos

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