Biggadike, William

Steamship Jaffa (Hull) 1897-1918

BORN BOSTON, LINCS, 1890. SON OF LATE EDWARD BIGGADIKE & CHARLOTTE ANN SCOTT. AN ABLE SEAMAN. HUSBAND OF ROSE TEMPKINS (1891-1972), OF 40, PARROTT STREET, HULL (1911 CENSUS) & 3, HERON STREET, HULL (CWGC ADDRESS). HIS NAME IS LISTED ON ST MATHEWS CHURCH, MEMORIAL, BOULEVARD, HULL.
Jaffa SS was built as a steel British Merchant steamship in 1897. Dimensions: 260.1´x35.2´x16´ Powered: Triple expansion engine 251nhp. 12 knots. 1,383 grt, defensively-armed.
On the 2nd February 1918 when on route from Boulogne for Southampton she was torpedoed by German submarine UB-30 and sunk when 3 miles E by S from Owers Light Vessel, English Channel. 10 lives lost. Owned by Wilson Line, Hull.
1. BIGGADIKE, WILLIAM (28), Able Seaman, Son of the late Edward and Charlotte Ann Biggadike; husband of Rose Biggadike (nee Tompkins), of 3, Heron St., Selby St., Hull. Born at Boston, Lincs, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
2. FRIEL, JOHN (50), Fireman, SS Jaffa, Mercantile Marine, †02/02/1918, Born at Hull, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
3. HAWKINS, GEORGE (37), Fireman, Son of John and Amelia Hawkins; husband of Alice Maud Hawkins (Nee Wheal), of 42, Grosvenor Buildings, Poplar, London. Born at Notting Hill Gate,
4. HOOLEY, ALBERT (50), Fireman, SS Jaffa, Mercantile Marine, †02/02/1918, Born at Oldham, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
5. MACLACHLAN, ALLEN (47), Able Seaman, Son of the late John and Mary MacLachlan, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
6. MAJOR, HENRY WILLIAM (33), Carpenter, Son of the late Henry William and Emily Major; husband of Florence Major (nee Tait), of 6, Laurel Villas, Estcourt St., Hull. Born in London,
7. RICHARDSON, THOMAS (31), Fireman, SS Jaffa, Mercantile Marine, †02/02/1918, Son of Elizabeth Richardson, of 10, Egypt St., Marfleet, Hull, and the late Joseph Richardson, Tower Hill Memorial
8. WEBB, WILLIAM (36), Mess Room Steward, Son of Henrietta, and the late William Webb; husband of Margaret Webb (nee Ponus), of 14, Garden Suburbs, Lower Village, Shirehampton, Bristol. Born at Poplar, London, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
9. WEBBER, ABEL (66), Able Seaman, Son of the late John and Elizabeth Webber; husband of Sarah Webber (nee Pashley), of 4, Pleasant Place, Goodwin St., Hull. Born at Wembdon, Bridgewater,
10. WINN, WILLIAM (26), Fireman, SS Jaffa, Son of Susan and the late Charles Winn; husband of Annie Winn (nee Knight), of 287, St. Leonard’s Rd., Poplar, London. Born at Stepney, London.


First name:
WILLIAM
Rank:
Able Seaman
Date Died
02/02/1918
Place died:
Sea
Age:
28
3 , HERON STREET, SELBY STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK