Pickering, John Harold (Not on the Memorial)

John Harold Pickering was a Hawarden Resident who died on the S.S. Ceramic with his wife Elizabeth Elsie Pickering (nee Coppack) on the night of the 6/7th December 1942, they were married in the May of 1942 and were to go to a new life in South Africa, with another couple, David George & Joyce Lucy Williams (nee Hall).   You can read their stories by clicking on the links.   Also on that journey was Leonard Pratt, who is named and remembered on the Hawarden WW2 War Memorial, please click on his link as well, to get the whole story, which is spread between all their names, as the sinking on the Ceramic was a mystery for 3 years and was the 23rd Worst Ship disaster.

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