The picture below is one George William Barrett from Middlesbrough born December 23rd 1897, photo taken from his ID Card in 1920 when he joined the Merchant Navy as a ships Fireman. George continued to work at sea during WWII, doing one of the most dangerous jobs at sea working below shovelling coal across the worlds ocean, where the survival rate if torpedoed was minimal. In August 1942 George had been home on leave and was going to collect his kit bag from Middlesbrough railway station, bank holiday Monday 3rd August just as the Luftwaffe started a daylight-bombing raid on the town. George suffered serious multiple injuries in the raid when the station took a direct and died two days later in hospital, leaving a wife and two children. Due to the fact George was on leave and not serving on any particular ship at the time, he was not entitled to war grave status under the rules of the CWGC, despite his war service and is only recorded in the civilian register . He is buried in a paupers grave in Acklam Cemetery with no grave marker, though his name was added to the local Cenotaph in Middlesbrough. Lest We Forget!!