LEAVING CHELTENHAM ..............and all that was dear

 

 

Cheltonians Who Were Killed or Lost At Sea

During The Great War

Location

Name

From Vessel

Date

Aegean Sea (off Dardanelles)

Pte William Webb, RMLI

HMS Goliath

13th May 1915

Aegean Sea (Sea of Marmara)

Lt Cdr Theodore Robert Brodie RN

Submarine E15

17th April 1915

Atlantic

AB Sidney Henry Fletcher, Mercantile Marine

SS Lorca

29th October 1916

Baltic Sea

Lt Cdr Robert Crosbie Halahan, RN

Lt Walter Luke Landale, RN

HM Submarine E18

HM Submarine E18

11th June 1916

11th June 1916

Bristol Channel

Lt Cdr Basil Stratford Noake RN

HMS Begonia

6th October 1917

Cape Villano (off Spain)

Signaller Ernest Godfrey Dicks RN

SS Queen

28th June 1918

Coronel (off Chile)

Captain Frank Brandt RN

Pte Francis Joseph Cresswell RMLI

AB Horace William Gilbert RN

AB Thomas Henry Hooper RN

PO Reginald Arthur Pigott RN

AB Frederick Thomas Surman RN

Stoker Edward Turner RN

Stoker Harry Turner RN

HMS Monmouth

HMS Monmouth

HMS Monmouth

HMS Good Hope

HMS Monmouth

HMS Monmouth

HMS Good Hope

HMS Good Hope

1st November 1914

1st November 1914

1st November 1914

1st November 1914

1st November 1914

1st November 1914

1st November 1914

1st November 1914

Cromarty Harbour

Commander John Hutchings RN

HMS Natal

30th December 1915

Emden, Germany (River Ems)

Lt John Stuart Binny Scott RN

HM Submarine E3

18th November 1914

English Channel (off Dungeness)

Lt Harold Courtenay Woollcombe-Boyce RN

HMS Gurkha

8th February 1917

Indian Ocean (Port of Zanzibar)

AB Douglas Henry Wright RN       (Note 7)

HMS Pegasus

20th September 1914

Ireland (off Tory Island)

LS Frederick Charles Grimes RN

Chief Steward Ernest Mason Mercantile Marine

HMS Viknor

SS Sycamore

13th January 1915

25th August 1917

Irish Sea (off Holyhead)

Pte Thomas Harry White, Hants Yeomanry

SS Leinster

10th October 1918

Jutland

Leading Seaman William George Beach RN

Major Robert Crosthwaite Colquhoun RMLI

AB Sidney Dowding RN

AB Robert French RN

Mids Maynell Osborne Hanwell RN

SBA Herbert George Hill RN

Mids George Paul Hopcraft RN

PO Walter Loveridge Jones RN

PO Thomas Langley RN

LS Douglas Hugh Preece RN

AB Sidney Heard Price RN

Lt Cdr Frank Goodrich Terry RN

HMS Indefatigable

HMS Invincible

HMS Defence

HMS Defence

HMS Defence

HMS Invincible

HMS Queen Mary

HMS Indefatigable

HMS Defence

HMS Lion

HMS Indefatigable

HMS Fortune

31st May 1916

31st May 1916

31st May 1916

31st May 1916

31st May 1916

31st May 1916

31st May 1916

31st May 1916

31st May 1916

31st May 1916

31st May 1916

31st May 1916

Le Havre

Pte Ernest Arthur Birt RAMC

HMHS Salta

10th April 1917

Mediterranean (off Alexandra)

Pte Charles Hole       (Note 8)

SS Aragon

30th December 1917

Mediterranean (off Algeria)

Wireless Op Ronald Edward Lane, Mercantile Marine

SS Cambric

31st October 1917

Mediterranean  (off Crete)

Major John Thornton Lodwick, Indian Army

Col Ernest Robert Rainier Swiney, Indian Army

SS Persia

SS Persia

30th December 1915

30th December 1915

Mediterranean (off Gibraltar)

Pte Reginald Francis Ruck, ASC

SS Woodfield

3rd November 1915

North Sea

Lt Alan James Carles RN

Leading Seaman Frank St Clair Holtham RN

Pilot Reynolds Hamilton KITSON Mercantile Marine

AB Herbert Spencer Rich RN

HM Submarine E22

HM Submarine E50

SS Menapier

HM Submarine G7

25th April 1916

31st January 1918

7th June 1915

1st November 1918

North Sea (Orford Ness)

Lt John Ralph Bax Farwell RN

Lt Harold Stephen Meats RN

HM Submarine E30

HM Submarine E30

22nd November 1916

22nd November 1916

North Sea (off Harwich)

Lt Charles George Rodney Phillott RN

HM Submarine E6

26th December 1915

North Sea (off Holland)

Mids Vernon Hector Corbyn RN

HMS Cressy

22nd September 1914

North Sea (off Whitby)

LCpl Arthur Henry Gray RMLI

SS Moorlands

24th June 1918

North Sea (off Yarmouth)

Flt Sub Lt Herbert Joseph Page RNAS

NAS Yarmouth

15th February 1916

Orkney Islands (Mull Head)

AB Alfred Edwinson Green Mercantile Marine Reserve

HMY Zarefah

8th May 1917

Scapa Flow, Scotland

Stoker Charles Herbert Ashen RN

AB Albert Edward Green RN

Surgeon Edmund Cox RN

HMS Narborough

HMS Opal

HMS Vanguard

12th January 1918

12th January 1918

9th July 1917

Cheltonians Buried at Sea During The Great War

Aegean Sea (off Gallipoli)

Capt Enderby Gordon Anderson       (Note 9)

Cpl Edward Chidley        (Note 10)

Pte Arthur Richard Turner       (Note 11)

Tpr Frank Bernard Webber       (Note 12)

Tpr William John Jennings       (Note 13)

SS Rewa

HMHS Aquitania

HMHS ?

HMHS Aquitania

HMHS ?

29th July 1915

20th September 1915

12th August 1915

20th September 1915

24th October 1915

Indian Ocean

Sgt Thomas Edgar Creed       (Note 14)

HMHS Dongola

18th July 1916

Red Sea

Lt Charles Albert John Ward       (Note 15)

HMHS Vita

15th December 1918

Notes:

1.   Chatham Naval Memorial can be viewed here.

2.   Mercantile Marine Memorial can be viewed here.

3.   Plymouth Naval Memorial can be viewed here.

4.   Portsmouth Naval Memorial can be viewed here.  

5.   Salta Memorial, St Marie Cemetery, Le Havre can be viewed here.

6.   Hollybrook Memorial can be seen here.

7.   Wright was killed aboard HMS Pegasus and was buried, with other crew, initially at Zanzibar British Cemetery.

8.   Hole was killed, with 609 others, when SS Aragon was torpedoed.   His body was later recovered and buried at Hadra War Cemetery, Alexandria.

9.   Anderson died at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli on 29th July 1915 and was taken aboard SS Rewa to be buried at sea.

10. Chidley was wounded at Gallipoli on 12th September 1915 and died of wounds aboard HMHS Aquitania on route to UK.

11. Turner was wounded at Gallipoli on 8th August 1915 and died of wounds aboard a HMHS on route to UK.

12. Webber became ill at Gallipoli on 18th September 1915 and died of illness aboard HMHS Aquitania on route to UK.

13. Jennings was wounded at Gallipoli on 24th September 1915 and died of wounds aboard a Hospital Ship on route to UK.

14. Creed died of illness aboard HMHS Dongola.

15. Ward was being returned to UK due to sickness and died aboard HMHS Vita on the Red Sea.

16. Full details of those who died whilst serving with the Royal Navy can be viewed here.

17. Full details of those who died whilst serving with the Mercantile Marine can be viewed here.

 

 

 

Page last updated:  24th April 2018

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