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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
City Of Aberdeen
Town
Aberdeen
County
Grampian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Civilian (19th; 20th and 21st Centuries)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5835

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Current location

St Clement's Churchyard
St Clement's Street
Aberdeen
City Of Aberdeen
Grampian
AB11 5EW
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NJ 95056 06246
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Plain granite tablet with an engraved picture of his ship at top centre
Inscription
TO THE MEMORY OF/CAPTAIN WILLIAM JAMES ERSKINE/MASTER MARINER/KILLED DEC 9TH 1971 AGED 62/ESCAPING FROM MS MUSTALI/IN CHALNA RIVER EAST PAKISTAN DURING THE INDO-PAKISTAN WAR/AND TO HIS BROTHER DONALD CHIEF ENG, DIED & BURIED AT SEA/OFF SOUTH AFRICA CIRCA 1945/ERECTED BY HIS FAMILY/DONALD, DAVID & DEIRDRIE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Erskine, William James
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Commemorations
  • Civilian (19th; 20th and 21st Centuries)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, date of death, age, place of death, manner of death, relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth 55mm, height 460mm, width 560mm
    Materials: Granite
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private

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