Borough of Rawtenstall: "Lost at Sea", "Died at Sea" or "Sunk and Survived"

Borough of Rawtenstall: "Lost at Sea", "Died at Sea" or "Sunk and Survived"

A community made up of those with connections to, or local to, the former Borough of Rawtenstall who are known to have perished at sea during the Great War or survived a hostile encounter at sea. NOTES: 1. Although not "Lost at Sea" during the War John Henry Kay has been included here as his life and death, after medical discharge from the Army in 1917, is closely linked to war service at sea from this date. 2. Walter Medlock, Cecil Kershaw, Esaw Hart and Vernon Stewart were all "Sunk and Survived" 3. Harry Fenton and Albert Hanson "Died at Sea" in accidents not directly related to enemy action. 4. William McCormick, Alfred Knowles and Andrew Daw were lost with HMT ROYAL EDWARD and Percy Law and John Mulloy with HMS HAWKE. 5. Whilst returning from the USA, Robert Hebden (at that time a civilian) survived the sinking of the RMS LUSITANIA on 7 May 1915, but his wife, Clara, lost her life.

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  • Profile picture for George Richard Taylor

    Born 1884

    Died 1918

    Royal Navy J57669 Ordinary Seaman HMS VEHEMENT

  • Profile picture for Alfred Knowles

    Died 1915

    British Army 337 Private Royal Army Medical Corps 2nd/2nd East Lancs Field Amb

  • Profile picture for Cecil Kershaw

    Born 1897

    Died 1919

    Royal Navy 2169 Gunner Royal Marine Artillery

  • Profile picture for James Barnes

    Born 1890

    Died 1915

    Royal Navy SS107330 Stoker 1st Class HMS TRIUMPH

  • Profile picture for Lionel Norman Shepherd

    Born 1899

    Died 1918

    Royal Navy London Z/6616 Telegraphist RNVR, SS QUEEN

  • Profile picture for Frank Horrocks

    Born 1892

    Died 1917

    Royal Navy Assistant Paymaster (Temporary) Royal Naval Reserve

    Royal Navy Assistant Paymaster Royal Naval Reserve, HMS REDBREAST

  • Profile picture for William Mccormick

    Died 1915

    British Army 9614 Private Lancashire Fusiliers 2nd Battalion

    British Army 9614 Private Lancashire Fusiliers 1st Battalion

  • Profile picture for Walter Medlock

    Born 1894

    British Army T/585 Saddler Staff Serjeant Army Service Corps Transport

    British Army T4/244872 Staff Serjeant Army Service Corps

  • Profile picture for Robert Hannan

    Born 1895

    Died 1917

    Other Empire Force Assistant Cook Mercantile Marine - Merchant Navy

    Other Empire Force Assistant Cook Mercantile Marine - S.S. HOLLINGTON (London)

  • Profile picture for Fred Aspden

    Born 1891

    Died 1918

    British Army G/27020 Private Royal West Kent Regiment

  • Profile picture for Jonathan Martin

    Born 1895

    Died 1917

    British Army 63490 Private Royal Welsh Fusiliers 24th (Denbighshire Yeomanry) Battalion

  • Profile picture for Tom Fielding

    Born 1898

    Died 1916

    Royal Navy J32495 Ordinary Seaman HMS INVINCIBLE

  • Profile picture for William Mannion

    Born 1898

    Died 1918

    Royal Navy J36205 Ordinary Seaman H.M.S. "Raglan"

  • Profile picture for Esau Hargreaves Hart

    Born 1896

    Died 1959

    Royal Navy J50550 Able Seaman HMS CASSANDRA

  • Profile picture for Alexander Logan

    Born 1894

    Died 1916

    Royal Navy SS113226 Stoker 1st Class HMS LION

  • Profile picture for Andrew Daw

    Born 1894

    Died 1915

    British Army 4440 Lance Corporal Lancashire Fusiliers 2nd Battalion

    British Army 4440 Private Lancashire Fusiliers 2nd Battalion

    British Army 4440 Private Lancashire Fusiliers 1st Battalion

  • Profile picture for Harry Fenton

    Born 1895

    Died 1917

    Other Empire Force Ordinary Seaman Mercantile Marine, SS Peleus (Blue Funnel Line)

    Other Empire Force Ordinary Seaman Mercantile Marine, SS Phyruss (Blue Funnel Line)

    Other Empire Force Able Seaman Mercantile Marine, SS Coblenz (James Currie and Co)

  • Profile picture for Percy Peacock Law

    Born 1890

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy SS2587 Able Seaman HMS HAWKE

  • Profile picture for John Thomas Mulloy

    Born 1883

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy Boy 1st Class (Signals) HMS Pioneer

    Royal Navy 204138 Signalman HMS HAWKE

  • Profile picture for John Arthur Willcocks

    Born 1895

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy K22003 Stoker 2nd Class HMS Nivid II

    Royal Navy K22003 Stoker 2nd Class HMS MONMOUTH