Died 15 August 1929
Age 34
Cemetery Leith (Main)
Grave Ref B7
Register 106

Uli was one of three men killed in an avalanche in 1929. All three were buried on Mon 19 August. The avalanche destroyed a number of buildings, including the foundry, cookery, and carpentry shop. These buildings had survived a previous avalanche in 1920 and hence were still in the area known as ‘Jericho’, which had been left when the station moved along the coast a little (to ‘Jeddah’).

A cutting from the Sandefjords Blad newspaper dated 19/08/1929 in the Sandefjord Whaling Museum archives tells us the following:

Uli was an assistant in the foundry. He was single, and from Lierstrand. He had arrived as a stowaway six years previously, was a good worker and so was allowed to stay. This was his first winter at Leith.




lb05cmPicture of the funeral courtesy of Dag Einar Winsnes, who has written a website showing this and many more contemporary pictures by his grandfather Svend Johannes .

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