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North-East Lincolnshire

This week I dip into the new North-East Lincolnshire Collection and discover connections to the area's maritime past.

Deceased Online's latest collection from North East Lincolnshire Council, Cemeteries and Crematoria features the internationally renowned fishing port of Grimsby and its neighbour, the popular holiday resort of Cleethorpes. The new collection covers 380,000 records (scans, grave details and maps) for over 170,000 burials and cremations at the following:
Cleethorpes Cemetery, Beacon Avenue, Cleethorpes DN35 8EQ (1877-1999)Scartho Road Cemetery, Scartho Road, Grimsby DN33 2AL (1889-1994)Grimsby Crematorium, Weelsby Avenue, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire DN32 0BA (1954-1992)  The name "Grimsby" harks back to its Danish origins, when it  was founded in the 9th century AD by a fisherman namedGrim. Fishing has continued to be the major industry of the town and Grimsby Fish Market remains the spearhead of the UK fishing industry. The first true fish dock op…

Remembrance 2015

As we move towards Armistice Day 2015, in this week's post I look at some of the war dead of 1915 who feature in the Deceased Online database.

This weekend sees Remembrance events and services across the country. Although we take this time to remember all those killed in conflict, many are using this opportunity to think of those who died 100 years ago in the first full year of the Great War. The UK Parliament will also be focusing on 1915 this year with its projection of falling poppies onto the Elizabeth Tower after dusk on Sunday.

A few weeks ago we found the burial record of Private Claude Richmond (No. 1118), who died almost exactly 100 years ago on the 23rd September 1915. 22 year old Richmond, a gas engineer in civilian life, served with one of just nine battalions of the British Army Cyclist Corps. He was sent home after being injured while serving with the 1st Battalion Kent Cyclist Corps and died in hospital in Canterbury. Richmond was born in Erdington, Birmingham, but la…