Over a month after the sinking of the RMS Leinster four bodies were washed up on Anglesey’s west coast. As can be seen from the newspaper report they could not be identified. Three are buried at Llanfaelog (probably together) and one, a woman, at Aberfraw. All graves are unmarked.
Whilst a large number of bodies were recovered and buried in Ireland, others were found at the Isle of Man and further north on the west coast of Scotland. Many more were never found. Their grave remains the sea.
The newspaper report mentions keys found on the body of the man in the blue serge suit. It would seem that these did not help identify the body at the time. 100 years on it would be good to try and solve the mystery. Any suggestions would be gratefully received.
The newspaper report is from the North Wales Chronicle of 15 November 1918. We are grateful to Clive Hughes for bringing it to our attention.
The inscriptions on the key-tags would appear to suggest a maritime connection of some sort. I wonder if you would consider referring the matter to the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. You might also consider putting a post on the appropriate section of the excellent Great War Forum.
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