BORN HULL 1874. SON OF LATE WILLIAM & SARAH BRAY. WIFE OF THE LATE ROSE ANNA BRAY. BROTHERS ARTHUR, EDWIN & PETER BRAY.
The British trawler Andromache was on her way back from the fishing grounds of Iceland, when on April 14th 1917, she was stopped west of the Shetlands by the German submarine U-78 (Otto Dröscher). The master was taken prisoner and the crew of 11 ordered to the lifeboats. She was then scuttled and sunk. Nothing was ever heard of the lifeboats.
CREW LOST ON ANDROMACHE (GY781), missing, presumed to be enemy action, 12th April, 1917. BRAY, James (40), Address not traced. 2nd/Engineer EDGAR, Walter (37), 10 Percy-ave, Rugby st, Hull. Trimmer GREGORY, William (38), 73 Rugby st, Hull. Deckhand GROSNECK, Charles (21), 8 Florence-ter, Villa Place, Hull. Trimmer POSTLE, Francis (42), 21 Harrow st, Hull. Chief Engineer POSTLE, Francis (18), 21 Harrow st, Hull. Trimmer RYALL, George (31), 2 Ports-place, Sykes st, Hull. 3rd/Hand SMITH, Thomas (38), 4 Burns-grove, Rugby st, Hull. Bosun WATTLEY, John (33), 77 Liverpool st, Hull. Cook
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