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    Motorcycle Death In Thailand.

    Hello,

    Some will remember me. Some certainly do as they have been sending "reds" since I left.

    I have a serious question and need help. please. A family in South Wales knew of my connections with Thailand and asked if I could assist them by confirming the death of a relative during the last ten years. All they know is that the deceased's widow sent a message to the UK saying he was dead following a bike accident. I have searched and searched but can find nothing online. I will contact the Embassy on behalf of the family but it is likely that they will refuse to help me.

    All I know is that he lived in Bangkok, taught English, and would be 60 years old if he was alive today. His name is/was Martin Shaw.

    I realise that this a piss-taking forum, abuse is an art form here. Despite this I am making a genuine request for help. Any ideas of how this puzzle may be solved would be gratefully received.

    I had intended emigrating to Thailand. Then there was Brexit and my pensions and capital suffered a 33% loss due to devaluation of the pound. So, I am stuck in the UK.

    Please help. The family were at fault for not pursuing the matter when they were informed of his death. Now years later they need to know if he is alive or dead.

    Thank you

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    welcome back can123, ignore the reds and the retarded meatheads that play with them and start posting again.

    there is a website that records all reported farang deaths in thailand. google " farang deaths in thailand"

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    welcome back can123, ignore the reds and the retarded meatheads that play with them and start posting again.

    there is a website that records all reported farang deaths in thailand. google " farang deaths in thailand"

    Thank you for your help. Unfortunately that website is down at present. Isn't it incredible that the "meatheads" chose to "red" me even though I had stopped posting? I had a reasonable reputation, lots of greens. It just goes to show how empty some people's lives are.

    Again, many thanks.

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    It just goes to show how empty some people's lives are.
    lengthy sojourns in the land of the chickenhead does tend to encourage the development of an empty life. I believe it is called "living the dream".

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    The last 10 years ?

    Its not uncommon so its going to be a tough search

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    Why do they have reason to think he is not dead?

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    There is a reason. I am not at liberty to say what it is on the grounds of confidentiality. Thank you for paying attention and asking a very sensible question. Does anybody know him? Did he die? Last address was Bangkok. Not in the sticks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by can123 View Post
    Thank you for paying attention and asking a very sensible question.
    Why not stick to the topic instead of making patronizing statements?

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    me being from south wales i will stick my kneck out and try to help.
    where in wales was he from.
    how long in thailand.
    his wife from where.
    what part of bkk.and where did he teach [legally]
    was he a member of any forum here.
    my wife spent 20yrs.in south wales so if his wife lived or visited there,she might know something.
    his name doesnt ring a bell with me,unless he was a member of T.V.forum.
    i have over 35yrs.knowledge of thailand and lived here permantly since 2008.
    if it is a genuine request for information i will try and find out what i can.
    H.H.

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    Quote Originally Posted by can123 View Post
    All they know is that the deceased's widow sent a message to the UK saying he was dead following a bike accident.

    All I know is that he lived in Bangkok, taught English, and would be 60 years old if he was alive today. His name is/was Martin Shaw.
    can123,

    There are people who can help, I can ask. They'll need to know a bit more than you have given us so far.

    When a foreigner dies here the police must be informed. Then they should inform the embassy who will in turn contact the next of kin (if known.) If the next of kin heard nothing then there is no certainty about the death. The embassy should at least have a record.

    The Welsh family should know some more details. If you are able to share, either here or pm, then I'll ask around.

    Full name
    Date of Birth
    Passport number (if known)
    Last known contact addresses, home and school. If he died in an accident whilst working then someone at that school will remember.
    Any other points of contact: telephone numbers, email addresses, FB and other social media.
    When did the accident happen, where? If uncertain, then when was the family informed?
    The wife's full details: name, dob, address, phone numbers, any employment, any social media accounts. Any known children?

    Photographs: Martin, his wife, Thai family, from his wedding or from his school.



    Let me know.

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    I will contact the Embassy on behalf of the family but it is likely that they will refuse to help me.
    I'm pretty sure that all birth and death certificates are publicly accessible, so the embassy should cooperate.

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    there is a website that records all reported farang deaths in thailand. google " farang deaths in thailand"
    Quote Originally Posted by can123 View Post
    Thank you for your help. Unfortunately that website is down at present
    But it does say on the front page that you can email them:

    info@farang-deaths.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirk diggler View Post
    I'm pretty sure that all birth and death certificates are publicly accessible, so the embassy should cooperate.
    Yes, death records are mostly public records.

    The most direct way to go about this would be for the closest next-of-kin in the UK to contact the FCO there and ask for assistance. Then the FCO will reach out to the British Embassy in Bangkok and be able to confirm whether or not the death is on their records.

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    Thanks for all the help. I have spoken with the Embassy this morning and they will help. Also, I have emailed the "Farang Death" site.

    Cheers!!

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    Any chance of a photo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon View Post
    Any chance of a photo?
    Why do you want a photo of can123?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon View Post
    Any chance of a photo?
    With a police pointing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Why do you want a photo of can123?
    Send nudes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by can123 View Post
    Thanks for all the help. I have spoken with the Embassy this morning and they will help. Also, I have emailed the "Farang Death" site.

    Cheers!!
    Good luck, let us know the outcome. We need closure now, too.

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    I will be contacting the Foreign and Commonwealth Office early next week when the family have provided me with as much information as possible. I will draft the letter and send it in their names as the Embassy would rely on confidentiality to do nothing.

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    I suppose it's a fairly common name, but the name Martin Shaw rings a bell with me from somewhere - I'm not sure why. He's about my age, and also a teacher. Need to put my thinking hat on...

    Update: I searched my emails and found that the person I was in contact with was called Martin Shore, not Shaw. So please carry on....
    Last edited by Simon43; 05-12-2020 at 08:20 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon43 View Post
    I suppose it's a fairly common name, but the name Martin Shaw rings a bell with me from somewhere - I'm not sure why. He's about my age, and also a teacher. Need to put my thinking hat on...


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    Beat me to it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon43 View Post
    I suppose it's a fairly common name, but the name Martin Shaw rings a bell with me from somewhere - I'm not sure why. He's about my age, and also a teacher. Need to put my thinking hat on...
    Wasn't he the buccaneer?

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