BORN HULL 1900. SON OF ALFRED CHEETHAM BLYTH ACUM & ADA ACUM ABOVE. LOST WITH 8 SHIPMATES IN THE NORTH SEA.
On 30/04/1917, the Hull steam trawler. ‘INDUSTRIA’ was captured by a U-boat and sunk by time bombs in the North Sea.
Position of loss also reported as NE of Humber, 30/04/1917
(?) Also, reported by U Boat.net as sunk 25/03/1917, stopped and sunk by opening the scuttles of Scotland (?), crew of 9 all lost as not recovered from lifeboat. (?)
CREW LOST ON INDUSTRIA (H14), enemy action in the North Sea, 27th March, 1917.
ACUM, John (17), 18 Ireland-ter, Gillett St, Hull. Trimmer
BARKS, Thomas (65), Address not traced. Cook
BURNETT, Walter (53), 380 Boulevard, Hull. Chief Engineer
CARNEY, Peter (42), 22 Gillett St, Hull. Deckhand
HASS, Thomas (30), 13 Emily-grove, Brighton St, Hull. Bosun
PARKER, Ernest (37), Address not traced. Skipper
PARKER, Sidney (37), 5 Arthur-ter, Havelock St, Hull. Mate
WATSON, Ernest (26), Address not traced. 3rd/Hand
WILLIAMSON, Ernest (35), 17 Clifton-ter, Beverley Rd, Hull. 2nd/Engineer