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APPLEDORE WAR MEMORIAL - PANEL 2 - THE MERCANTILE MARINE PART 1

 

Researching men from the Merchant Navy is always a sad business because available information is so incomplete. This is slowly  improving but if anyone in Appledore has   compiled information about these men, through their own family history research, we should be very pleased to hear from them through boer.war@devonheritage.org.

 

The 1st Mercantile Marine Panel

The first Mercantile Marine Panel on Appledore's War Memorial

©Richard J. Brine

 

THE MERCANTILE MARINE 1914 - 1918

GEORGE HUXTABLE

No information about his ship.

 

George Galsworthy Huxtable was the son of Charles and Elizabeth Huxtable of the Quay. Born in Appledore in 1893.

JOSHUA BOON

Able seaman serving with the Merchant Navy on SS Kilmaho (Cardiff). He was the son of Catherine Boon and the late Joshua Boon; husband of Ellen. Born in Appledore in 1882.  Died 17 May 1917 aged 37.

 

SS Kilmaho was lost travelling between Cardiff and Dunkirk. She was sunk by German submarine UB 20 west of the Lizard. The only survivor of the 21 man crew was an Arab fireman who was taken from the water alive 6 hours after the incident. The body of another crew member (James Cruse) was also recovered.

WILLIAM LAMEY

No information about his ship.

 

William Lamey served in the Royal Naval reserve. He was the son of the late Charles Lamey and Matilda Lamey.  Born in Appledore in 1889.

THOMAS H. VARLEY

Steward Thomas H. Varley of SS Treveal (St. Ives). He was the son of the late Albert and Eliza Varley; husband of Helen Varley of 5, Odun Terrace, Appledore. Died 4 February 1918 aged 46.

 

SS Treveal, an armed British Merchant Steamer was travelling between Algiers and Barrow when she was lost 4 February 1918. She was torpedoed by German Submarine UB52 off the Skerries, Anglesey. 33 men died including the Captain - there were 4 survivors who became POWs.

WILLIAM J. DAY

Able seaman William John Day of SS Holmtown (London). Son of Archibald and Elizabeth Day; husband of Maud of 17 One End Street, Appledore. Born in Appledore in the June Quarter of 1878. Died 3 February 1918 aged 31.

 

The disappearance of the Holmtown was a mystery at the time and William's relatives never knew what had happened. Recent German research has revealed that she was torpedoed by UB59 east of the Shambles while sailing from Rouen to Penarth in ballast. The Holmtown  had been misidentified by UB59 and logged incorrectly as a sinking but no doubts remain that it was Holmtown.

PHILIP D. JENKINS

2nd Engineer Philip Dunsford Jenkins of SS Arturo (London). Son of Mary and the late William H. Jenkins; husband of Louisa Jenkins. Born in Appledore in the June Quarter of 1886. Died 17 June 1917 aged 31.

 

SS Don Arturo (to give the ship her full name) was torpedoed and sunk by LC62 between Algiers and Oran, 90 miles W.S.W from the Scilly Isles.

FRANK BENNETT

No information about his ship.

 

Frank was the son of William and Mary Bennett of 49 Irsha Street, Appledore. He was born in Appledore in 1896. He died at home and was buried on the parish churchyard 24 February 1917 aged 21. He had served alongside his father since he was a young boy.

JOHN MAC.TAYLOR

Mate John Mactaggart Taylor of the Schooner Reward (Swansea). Son of John Henry Taylor of Silver Street, Appledore and the late Mary Taylor . Born in Appledore in 1881. Died 12 March 1917 aged 36.

 

SV Reward was a tiny three-masted sailing ship built in 1878, travelling from Falmouth to Guernsey with a cargo of coal when she was sunk by gunfire at close range by German submarine UC 71, just south of Start Point.

ERNEST PARKHOUSE

Died when the P.T.Harris went down - (see entries  for Thomas, Leonard and William Harris on the next panel).

Son of James and Minnie Harris of Alpha Place, Appledore. Born in Appledore in 1897.  Died June 1916 - exact date unknown.

WALTER LESSLIE
Walter Henry Lesslie died when the P.T.Harris went down - (see entries  for Thomas, Leonard and William Harris on the next panel). Son of Henry and Louisa Lesslie of the Bell Inn, the New Quay, Appledore. Born in Appledore in 1893. Died June 1916 - exact date unknown.
RICHARD MARSHALL

No information about his ship.

 

Son of Richard  Marshall and the late Elizabeth Marshall of 17 New Quay, Appledore. Born  in Appledore in the June Quarter of 1864.

NATHANIEL WILLIAMS

No information about his ship.

 

Nathaniel Frederick Williams was the son of Harriet Williams and the late Silvanus Williams. He was baptised in Appledore 15 |March 1867 and buried in Appledore churchyard 20 March 1915 aged 37.

JOHN LESSLEY

No information about his ship.

 

William John Lessley  was the son of Annie Lessley of The Quay, Appledore. Born in Appledore in 1899.

JOHN DANIELS

John Thomas Daniel was the master of the Mary Fanny. He was the son of Samuel and Lavinia Daniel of Ivy Court, Appledore. Baptised 11 September 1891. Died 15 September 1918 aged 27.

 

The Mary Fanny was a Bideford Ketch of 94 tons and mostly cargoed coal. She was shelled by UB118 14 miles off County Wexford and sank on the date above.

THOMAS TAYLOR

No information about his ship.

 

Son of Thomas and Charlotte Taylor of Market Street, Appledore. Born in Appledore in 1888.

JOHN STAINES

John William Ashton Staines was Cook on board SV W.M. L. (Bideford). He was the son of George Staines and the late Elizabeth Staines of New Street, Appledore. He was born in Appledore in 1903 and died 30 June 1918 aged 15.

 

W. M. L. had  been built in Appledore in 1908  by R. Cock & Sons, She was  owned at the time of her loss by L. Lawday, Bideford, and was a British steel 3-masted schooner of 145 tons.

Travelling  from Ferrol to Liverpool, she was sunk by the German submarine U-53,  400 miles NNW from Cape Finisterre. 4 people were lost including the Master  (see next panel listing)

 

TWO ADDITIONAL ARMY NAMES WERE ADDED HERE ON THE MEMORIAL BUT HAVE BEEN INCLUDED WITH THE OTHER ARMY NAMES ON THE PREVIOUS PAGE

 

CLICK HERE FOR PANEL 3

 

 
 
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