I am mightily gratified that a number of readers of Midnight in Peking have decided that Pamela’s father ETC Werner, who sought desperately for justice for his daughter’s murder in the face of lies, hidden truths and diplomatic obstinacy, should be better remembered. Werner was forced to eventually return to England after the Communist takeover of Peking and died in February 1954 being buried in Ramsgate Cemetery in Kent. I’m afraid to say that I have yet to make it to Ramsgate to see his grave and pay homage, though fully intend to the next time I’m in England. Still, some people have visited and recorded his place of burial, updating the information using my book on the highly useful findagrave.com website – see here. This site now also records that Werner’s wife Gladys Nina Werner (nee Ravenshaw) and Pamela are both buried in the former British Cemetery in Peking (concerted over these days with the Second Ring Road I’m afraid). My thanks to Ash Montagu for doing that.
The Chapel of Rest at Ramsgate