Records kept at:
The Cemetery Office
PO Box 984
||East Bank Cemetery, East London, South Africa|
Anne Clarkson of http://www.family-research.co.za kindly took these photographs for us.
She indicated in her e-mail, "Just a quick email to say I am in East London and have just come back from the East Bank Cemetery, where I found Francis Wilson's grave. It has a small plaque reading Francis Wilson, Seaman. Luckily I managed to organise an escort from the Municipality. There are big signs at the cemetery entrance warning people that it is not safe to enter alone, and I wouldn't have dared to go in without my brawny escort, who looked bloodthirsty enough himself and was armed with a large crowbar!
"I was quite glad to have the crowbar-wielding chap with me, because while I was searching for the grave two rather scary looking characters came slinking out of the bushes. They turned tail and fled when my chap yelled at them in Xhosa and brandished his weapon. Looking at the photo of the cemetery it looks so peaceful!
"The graves are tidy enough, and the grass had recently been mown."
||Francis Wilson - Seaman|
Gravestone for Francis Wilson at East Bank Cemetery, East London, South Africa
Information from the Interment Register held at Cambridge Cemetery, East London, South Africa:
Church of England Section 6C, Grave 404
Date of death: 30 Aug 1912
Place of death: Buffalo Harbour
Date of interment: 31 Aug 1912
Information and photograph courtesy of Anne Clarkson http://www.family-research.co.za/
||Francis Wilson Grave - East London, South Africa|
Church of England Section 6C, Grave 404 - Photograph courtesy of Ann Clarkson - http://www.family-research.co.za/