Commodore John George


Mr. John George (left)  with the Master, Captain T Chope

Found in website of British-Genealogy

I have a "strange mariner" in my Great Grand Aunt's grave.

I have the photos of the headstones as well as the Official record of Burials.

She died 1916 and was buried as Sarah Mc Donald (nee Bacon ) and her husband James who died 1879 is still to be found.

In Sarah's grave is John George died 8th Oct 1927. This is written as George being the surname on the record card.

The impressive light house Head stone is inscribed as follows " In reverent loving memory of my dearly loved husband Captain John George O.B.E. Many years Commander of the R.M.S. Arundel Castle and Late Commodore of the Union Castle Fleet. Died 8th October 1927 aged 62. Until the Day Break. R.I.P.

John George was buried 1st Nov 1927 in Maitland Road Cemetery, Cape Town, South Africa.

John was buried three weeks after he died. Did he die at sea?

John was fifteen years older than Sarah but may have been husband to her daughter Mary

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