Joseph Henry Higgins

Service Record

From

To

Rotherwick Castle

6/1963

7/1963

In Lourenco Marques

Died

21 July 1963


Email Received 18 May 2020

My uncle, Joseph Henry Higgins, died aged 22 in a boiler room explosion on Rotherwick Castle in, I believe, July 1963. He was buried abroad.

My mother is the only one left (aged 84) and has very little knowledge of the event - she says a representative from the company came to talk to her mother (Mrs J M Higgins), but she was out and he never came back - none of the family ever got to visit his grave.

Is there anything at all you could let her see?

the original National Archive document is "attached" - the entry is 3rd line from bottom on lefthand side of the page.

Interesting how many other deaths there are onboard UC ships.

The entries in red ink are passengers.

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