Foord, William John

William John Foord

William John Foord

Rank: Captain

Ship: Steam Trawler Margaret Colebrooke

Wife: Mrs Elizabeth S Foord (nee Berry)

Address: 25 Mann Street, Hastings

Other Info: Mr Foord was the skipper of the steam trawler ‘Margaret’ which foundered (she struck a mine) in the Channel on 18th December 1916. and he and five of the hands on board went down with the ship. He left a wife and six children, all shown in the group. Mrs Foord is the daughter of Mr Berry, a well-known fisherman of 38 All Saints Street, Hastings.

The full story of the sinking of the Margaret can be read here.

According to CWGC, William died aged 40 on 17th December 1916. He is remembered at Tower Hill Memorial.

Published: January 1917

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Cornwall, Charles

Charles Cornwall

Charles Cornwall

Rank: Able Seaman

Service: Merchant Navy

Mother: Mrs Cornwall

Brother: David CornwallGeorge Cornwall & John Cornwall

Address: 13 Aldborough Road, Bohemia, St Leonards

Other Info: On HM Transport

Published: October 1915

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Diton, Harry

DitonHarry DitonHarry Diton

Ship: HMS Transport SS Ariadue / SS Elswick Manor

Father: Mr Henry Diton

Brothers: Jack DitonWallace Diton

Address: 13 Woods Passage, All Saints Street

Second grandson of Councilor Dighton (sic). *The spelling of the surname ‘Diton’ corresponds with Navy records.

Published: September 1915 & April 1917

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Farrier, Walter James

FarrierWalter James FarrierWalter James Farrier

Rank: Trimmer

Ship: SS India

Parents: John Thomas Matthew Farrier and Sarah Ann Ramkin

Brother: Thomas Frederic Farrier, Albert Edward Farrier & Percy H Farrier

Brother-in-Law: G Pepper

Address: 97 St Georges Road, Hastings

Other Info: Lost on HMS India. According to CWGC Walter died on 8th August 1915. HMS India was sunk by German submarine U22 with the loss of 160 crew. Walter is remembered at Plymouth Naval Memorial on Panel 9.

Published: August 1915 & August 1916

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