I have details of my great uncle, Douglas Robert Beresford, a Mechanician who served aboard HMS Repulse in WW1.
He was unmarried.
no reason for his death is known as yet, it has been suggested that he
slipped and fell into the harbour.
Information provided by
Commonwealth War Graves Commission record:
In Memory of
DOUGLAS ROBERT BERESFORD
H.M.S. Repulse, Royal Navy
who died on
Tuesday 8 February 1921 . Age 35 .
Additional Information: Son of Samuel Charles and Ellen Beresford. Born in London.
Cemetery: NEW SOUTHGATE CEMETERY Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Grave or Reference Panel Number: AF. 97.
Visiting Information: New Southgate Cemetery is in the extreme South of the County and the Urban District, near New Southgate railway station. It belongs to the Great Northern London Cemetery Company. It was opened in 1861, and covers about 80 acres. It contains the scattered graves of 109 British officers and men ; two Belgian soldiers; The Cross is erected in front of the Chapel, and behind the Cross is a screen wall bearing the names of those whose graves are not marked by headstones.