BORN LONDON 1862. SON OF HENRY WILLIAM & ELIZABETH ASKEY. WIFE FANNY ASKEY LIVED ABOVE. LOST WITH 8 SHIPMATES. NAVAL RECORDS ADDRESS.
Expedient, built by Mackie & Thomson, Govan in 1893 and owned at the time of her loss by Great Northern Steamship Fishing Co. Ltd., Hull, was a British trawler of 145 tons. On March 28th, 1917, Expedient was scuttled by the German submarine UC-75 (Johannes Lohs), in the North Sea. The crew was ordered to the lifeboats, but none were seen again. 10 persons were lost.
CREW LOST ON EXPEDIENT (H219), enemy action, North Sea, 27th March, 1917.
ADAMS, John (19), 12 Ivy Grove, Rugbt St. Cook
ASKEY, Henry (55), 158 Somerset St, Hull. Mate
BEE, George (29), 6 Thorsby-Ave, Flinton St, Hull. 2nd/Engineer
ELLIS, Benjamin (52), Address not traced. Skipper
HENDERSON, George (31), 89 Westbourne St, Hull. 3rd/Hand
HILL, Daniel (21), 6 Salford-Avenue, Manchester St, Hull. Fireman
JACKSON, J (50), 15 Newbridge Road, Hull. 4th/Hand
TOWNEND, Charles (50), 17 Westbourne St, Hull. Bosun
WATSON, John (57), 38 Whitty St, Hull. Chief Engineer
WOODHEAD, Thomas (37), 7 Alpha Terrace, Nornabell St, Hull. Stoker 1st Class