If want to search for extra information on the death of a merchant seaman
who died between 1939 and 1964 then try class BT341 at the PRO, Kew.The
Master had to provide detailed information on the death, usually reporting
the death on a form called "Death on Board a British Foreign Going Vessel".
However you must know the name of the vessel and year of death to carry out
This is also a good way of finding further details on a person found on the
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register.
According to the register, William Ellis Davies, was a quartermaster on S.S.
City of Guildford (Liverpool), who died on 27 March 1943. Age 51.
In BT341 we find that all twenty six of the crew of the ship were lost were
missing, presumed drowned or killed on 27 March 1943. BT341 also states that
William Ellis Davies was born at Llanfarron.
So where is Llanfarron ?