BORN HULL 1884. SON OF THE LATE SAMUEL AND SARAH BORKWOOD. SON OF A DOCK LABOURER. ONE OF SIX CHILDREN. MARRIED IN THANET, KENT, 1915. HIS WIFE ELEANOR MARY BORWOOD (NEE LEE) & BABY LIVED AT 33 FLINTON STREET, HULL. DROWNED AFTER HIS VESSEL WAS MINED IN THE NORTH SEA, ON 26/03/1916, AGED 32. HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HDM 26/03/1917. HE IS COMMEMORATED ON THE TOWER HILL, NAVAL MEMORIAL, LONDON. HIS WIFE LATER MARRIED GEORGE CALVERT.
Khartoum, built by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull in 1899 and owned at the time of her loss by Hull Steam Fishing & Ice Co. Ltd., Hull, was a British fishing vessel of 303 tons.
On March 26th, 1916, Khartoum fishing was sunk by a mine from the German submarine UC-5 (Ulrich Mohrbutter), 6 miles northeast of the Longstone lightvessel. 9 persons were lost.
CREW LOST ON KHARTOUM (H472), struck mine 6 miles N. E of Longstones, 26th March, 1916.
BORKWOOD, Thomas (32), 33 Flinton St, Hull. 2nd/Engineer
FOWLER, F (26), 36 Weyland Rd, Plough Rd, Battersea. Trimmer
FULLER, William (32), 175 Buckingham St, Hull. Chief Engineer
JICKELLS, Joseph (39), King Edward St, Grimsby. Deckhand
LINDO, Frederick (37), 8 Blanch-grove, Brighton St, Hull. Deckhand
RICHARDSON, Joseph (29), Rectory-Ave, Castleford. Deckhand
SMITH, Walter (35), Address not traced. Cook
TOOGOOD, Charles (49), 4 Blenheim-Grove, Rugby St, Hull. Bosun
WATKINSON, James (41), 5 Albert-Row, Swansea. 2nd/Hand