Cox's Oriental Cafe

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  • My great grandfather Cox’s place.  Sadly burnt down, which I discovered on a journey some 20 years back. My grandmother, Olive Cox married David Culver. My mother Margot Culver left England for South Africa during the 2nd World War. Married a South African pilot Jan Germishuys. 11 years later my sister Jacqueline was born in 1954 and Michele was born in 1955.  My grandfather David Culver died in 1924 when my mother was only 6 years old and he was only 24 years old.  He was laid to rest in the local church, St Anne’s, if I recall correctly.  I would be very keen to connect with the Culver family. My mothers brother, John Culver has passed away and having only met my cousins once some 40 years ago, I have no connection to this side of my family. 

    By Michele Stocken (15/03/2018)
  • David Culver is buried in St Katherine’s Churchyard. He died in the Seamans Hospital, Greenwich on the 1st January 1925. He was buried to the West of the old church right next to the pathway. There is stone curb stones but no name appears or can no longer be read.

    By Janet Penn (15/03/2018)
  • Thank-you Janet, I recall it was St Katherine’s. I never knew that he died in hospital, I was told he died out at sea.  I did manage to find his grave.  I would dearly love to make another trip to England which is very possible. 

    By Michele Stocken (15/03/2018)
  • If I remember correctly where he died was stated in the register. I will check for you.

    By Janet Penn (15/03/2018)
  • Thank-you Janet, that would be most kind of you.

    By Michele stocken (06/04/2018)
  • It is as stated in the register can’t tell you any different. I would of thought the normal practise of death at sea was burial at sea.

    Update: I have spoken to an old sailor and he said it might be the case that his body was brought home to the hospital then buried from there. There does not seem to be any death registered on land that I can find which would fit in with dying at sea.

    By Janet Penn (10/04/2018)

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