Alcock, William Coates

BORN HULL 02/03/1891. SON OF GEORGE & LAVINA ALCOCK OF 62 RUGBY STREET, HESSLE ROAD, HULL. AN ABLE SEAMAN. MARRIED IN 1909. HIS WIFE MINNIE (CHEEVERS) & THEIR CHILD LIVED AT THIS CWGC ADDRESS. (HDM 22/06/1917). HE WAS WELL KNOWN ON HULL FISH DOCKS AND RESPECTED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM. WILLIAM ALCOCK WAS KILLED AT SEA, DURING MINE SWEEPING DUTIES, ON 11/11/917, AGED 26. HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL ON THE 19TH NOVEMBER 1917, WITH HIS PHOTOGRAPH. *
HIS BROTHER, GEORGE ALFRED ALCOCK, WAS KILLED IN ACTION, AT LOOS, ON 03/05/1915, AGED 23. HIS BROTHER IN LAW, WAS KILLED IN 1916. ANOTHER BROTHER IN LAW, WAS WOUNDED.
Thuringia, built by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Ltd., Beverley in 1913 and operated at the time of her loss by Royal Navy, was a British navy trawler of 297 tons. On November 11th, 1917, Thuringia was captured and sunk by torpedoe, by the German submarine U-95 (Athalwin Prinz), off Youghal, Iceland. 14 persons were lost.
PEOPLE ON BOARD HMT THURINGIA
ALCOCK, WILLIAM COATES (26), Second Hand (no. 6819DA), H.M. Trawler Thuringia, Royal Naval Reserve, †11/11/1917, Son of George and Lavina Alcock, of Hull; husband of Minnie Alcock, of 13, John’s Terrace, Walcott St., Hessle Rd., Hull, Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial
AMIS, GEORGE ALFRED (25), Deck Hand (no. 2059SD), H.M. Trawler Thuringia, Royal Naval Reserve, †11/11/1917, Son of James and Elvina Amis, of Caister-on-Sea; husband of Alexina Ellen Amis, of Victoria St., Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial
ANDERSON, GEORGE PATRICK , Trimmer (no. 2869TS), H.M. Trawler Thuringia, Royal Naval Reserve, †11/11/1917, Son of John and Bridget Anderson, of Hull; husband of Alice Anderson, of 5, Ayscough St., Grimsby, Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial
BLAKELOCK, JOHN WILLIAM (34), Deck Hand (no. 5702DA), H.M. Trawler Thuringia, Royal Naval Reserve, †11/11/1917, Son of Henry and Sarah Elizabeth Blakelock; husband of Ellen Bond (formerly Blakelock), of 32, Daubney St., New Cleethorpes, Lincs, Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial
CANN, WILLIAM (47), Engineman (no. 3057ES), H.M. Trawler Thuringia, Royal Naval Reserve, †11/11/1917, Husband of Mary Ann Cann, of 14, Phelps St., New Cleethorpes, Lincs, Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial
GEORGE, LLEWELLYN (45), Stoker (no. 500V), H.M. Trawler Thuringia, Royal Naval Reserve, †11/11/1917, Husband of Emma George, of 42, Delhi St., St. Thomas, Swansea, Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial
GREENACRE, WILLIAM HART (31), Deck Hand (no. 5730DA), H.M. Trawler Thuringia, Royal Naval Reserve, †11/11/1917, Son of William Hart and Mary Eliza Greenacre, of King’s Lynn, Norfolk; husband of Alice Ann Greenacre, of 65, Albert St., Grimsby, Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial
GREW, ALBERT EDWARD (17), Deck Boy (no. 958SBD), H.M. Trawler Thuringia, Royal Naval Reserve, †11/11/1917, Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Grew, of 365, Convamore Rd., Grimsby, Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial
HARRIS, CHARLES , Leading Seaman (no. 1347C), H.M. Trawler Thuringia, R


First name:
WILLIAM COATES
Military Number:
6819
Rank:
2nd Hand
Date Died
11/11/1917
Place died:
Sea
Age:
26
13 JOHN'S TERRACE, WALCOTT STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK