Parsons, William Robert

Parsons

William ParsonsParsons

William Robert Parsons

Rank: Able Seaman

Ship: HMS Calyx

Parents: Mr & Mrs D Parsons

Brother: D Parsons

Address: 3 Turiel Place, Hastings

Other Info: According to CWGC William was one of 737 lost when HMS Hampshire was sunk by a mine on 5th June 1916. Field Marshall Lord Kitchener and his staff were also on board and lost. Victor is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, on panel 24.

Published: April 1915 & June 1916

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Muggridge, J E

J E Muggridge

J E MuggridgeJ E Muggridge

Regiment: Royal Navy Reserve

Ship: HMAC Calyx

Parents: Mr & Mrs J Muggridge

Address: 2 Trafalgar Cottages, Tackleway, Hastings

Other Info: HMAC refers to His Majesty’s Armed Cruiser. HMAC Calyx’s history is as follows: Calypso SS was a 2,876grt British Merchantship built in 1904 by Earle’s SB. & Eng. Co., Ltd., Hull and owned by T. Wilson, Sons & Co., Ltd., Hull . There was accommodation for 57-1st, 44-2nd and 863-3rd class passengers. Taken up by the Admiralty in November 1914, she was renamed HMS CALYX and armed with 8 x 4.7inch and 2 x 3pounder guns. She served with the 10th Cruiser Squadron until 26.6.1915 when she was returned to the Wilson Line.

On the 10th July 1916, in the North Sea when about 15 miles west of Listafjorden, Norway she was torpedoed without warning and sunk byGerman submarine U-53 when on route from London for Christiania carrying a general cargo. 30 lives lost, including Master. (From this website). J E Muggridge does not appear to be one of those sailors lost.

Published: April 1915

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Ross, J

J Ross

J RossJ Ross

Ship: HMAC Calyx

Parents:  Mr & Mrs Ross

Address: 4 St Thomas’s Road, West Hill, Hastings

Published: January 1915

Other Info: HMAC refers to His Majesty’s Armed Cruiser. HMAC Calyx’s history is as follows: Calypso SS was a 2,876grt British Merchantship built in 1904 by Earle’s SB. & Eng. Co., Ltd., Hull and owned by T. Wilson, Sons & Co., Ltd., Hull . There was accommodation for 57-1st, 44-2nd and 863-3rd class passengers.

Taken up by the Admiralty in November 1914, she was renamed HMS CALYX and armed with 8 x 4.7inch and 2 x 3pounder guns. She served with the 10th Cruiser Squadron until 26.6.1915 when she was returned to the Wilson Line.

On the 10th July 1916, in the North Sea when about 15 miles west of Listafjorden, Norway she was torpedoed without warning and sunk by German submarine U-53 when on route from London for Christiania carrying a general cargo. 30 lives lost, including Master. (From this website)

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