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‘I told him I would tell his heroic story and get him the recognition he deserves’: Genealogist sharing the story of forgotten war hero

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David Jenkins with his book on Captain Erik Kokeritz (right)

David Jenkins with his book on Captain Erik Kokeritz (right)

Captain Erik Kokeritz's ship The Rochester

Captain Erik Kokeritz's ship The Rochester

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David Jenkins with his book on Captain Erik Kokeritz (right)

Hidden away in a quiet corner of the City Cemetery in Derry/Londonderry the body of an unsung American hero of World War One lies forgotten in an unmarked grave.

But now a genealogist has written a book to share the story of Captain Erik Kokeritz and campaign for the proper recognition of his final resting place.


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