WATERS, John Robbling


Name  WATERS, John Robbling
Born  South Shields
Died  5 October 1951
Age 43
Cemetery Buried at sea
Grave Ref
SPRI Ref: 1228/17/121;D


The SPRI archives tell us that Waters was a First Repairer on  ‘Southern Opal’ and died in his cabin after drinking heavily. He was buried at sea at 0600 on 6 January 1951 in position 12° 15’N 65° 31’W, presumably whilst the vessel was en route for South Georgia at the start of the season.

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