Associated People: Lamont, Captain Hector, Gott (1891 - 1939)


Printed email dated April 2015 regarding the burial place of Captain Hector Lamont, Gott (1891-1939), who died on board SS ‘Ormer’ in Egypt in 1939 and was buried “at the British Cemetery at Suez”, which may now form part of the WWII cemetery there.

Extract:A letter from the Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Company Superintendent in Suez to my Granny Captain Lamont’s wife stated: “Arrangements were made for the funeral which took place from the English Church, where a short service was held. The cortege was followed from the Church to the burial ground by fifty cars carrying the majority of the British Community and local Shell employees.”  I also have a copy of the obituary from the ‘Marine Staff News’ (presumably the above Company). It states: “The funeral took place at the British Cemetery at Suez.”