April 19, 2010
I have been browsing the internet for information and hope that you may have both the time and opportunity to assist with a particular historic problem I have.
I am researching my family history. I have recorded a Johannes Cornelius Smith but with two conflicting but at face value, reliable, records of his demise.
1 Cornelius Johannes Smith Essex Regiment, killed Somme 01/07/1916 Ref Memorial Pier and Face 10D
2 C.J.Smith drowned sinking of Galway Castle 11/09/1918. Reference a hand written note from old family files to this effect.
C.J.Smith's father was a J.C.Smith. Was it perhaps he who drowned on the Galway ? I have to date failed to find a listing of all those that died on the Galway. Is there such a listing and was there a Cornelius Johannes Smith or a Jan Cornelius Smith that drowned ?? Any help or guidance will be much appreciated.
You have posed these questions to me earlier.
See URL: Cornelius Johannes Smith perished on board the Galway Castle when it was torpedoed in 1918? for my response then.
You obviously found this report on the CWGC site: