Death at Sea, Alexander on ss Oceanic 1912
My paternal Grandfather was Charles Victor ALEXANDER, b 1886 in Portsmouth Hampshire UK.
He joined the ss Oceanic (a White Star Liner) as a Coal Heaver and was killed on the return journey from New York to Plymouth Cherbourg and Southampton.
He was "superintending the 'Ash Hoist'and when looking down the shaft, was struck on the head by the counter-balancing weights." He was killed instantly and was buried at sea the following day.
The death at sea is recorded as 18.12.1912 in mid-Atlantic (46.22N, 35.57W)
If anyone knows where the ship's log would be, please let me know.
His parents were William Alexander b.1857 in Orcheston St. Mary, Wilts and Martha Alford b 1850 in Gillingham, Dorset.
William's parents were William Alexander b 1834 in Westbury Wilts and Mary Ann West b 1837 in Orcheston St. Mary.
If anyone is interested I can go back a few more generations.