In May 2015 I wrote about a visit to the West Terrace Cemetery. As a part of that story I also commented on the unmarked grave of a firefighter, killed in the City of Singapore Ship fire at Port Adelaide. Since then the challenges of research revealed that Albert Greenman was also a WW I – Western Front – returned soldier. His unmarked grave gives no recognition to his service to Australia both in war and peace.
The Metropolitan Fire Service is supportive of providing some form of recognition on his grave. However, all efforts to find any surviving family has, until today, drawn a blank. As testament to the value and power of research and the internet, a nephew of Albert found my 2015 blog and has contacted me.
While it is still too early to predict what may eventuate from this online meeting, I am hopeful of a headstone being placed on Albert’s grave. I’ll keep you posted on any progress via my blog.