French, Walter William

BORN HULL 1869. SON OF THOMAS JB FRENCH AND ELIZA FRENCH, HULL. A MASTER SEAMAN. HE MARRIED SARAH ANN MEEKING IN HULL, IN 1903. HIS WIFE LIVED AT THIS ADDRESS (1911 CENSUS) AND 2 CRYSTAL AVENUE, HULL. HE WAS WASHED OVERBOARD SERVING ON THE STEAM SHIP “GUIDO”, ON 18/11/1914. HE DROWNED, AGED 45. HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL & LINCOLNSHIRE TIMES, ON 16/01/1915.

Jan Lettens 04/04/2011 SS Guido, built by Dunlop, Bremner & Co. Ltd., Port Glasgow in 1913 and owned at the time of her loss by T. Wilson, Sons & Co. Ltd., Hull, was a British steamer of 2093 tons. On July 8th, 1915, Guido, on a voyage from London & Hull to Archangelsk with general cargo, was sunk by the German submarine U-25 (Otto Wünsche), 27 miles NE1/4N from Rattray Head. There were no casualties. Allen Tony 23/07/2010 GUIDO SS was a 2,093grt, British Merchant steamer. On the 8th July 1915 when 27 miles Ne ¼ N from Rattray Head, Ne Scotland she was captured by German submarine U-25 and sunk by torpedo. ref. used:His Majesty’S Stationary Office, British Merchant Shipping (Losses) WW1 Carl Racey † 09/11/2015 TWO STEAMERS SUNK BY GERMAN SUBMARINES. — VICTIMS AT PETERHEAD. Shortly before one o’clock yesterday the crew of 25 of the Russian steamer Anna, and 24 of the crew of the British steamer Guido, of the Wilson Line, and belonging to Hull, were landed at Peterhead, both vessels having been sunk by German submarines. The Guido was on her way from Archangel with general cargo, while the Anna was bound from Archangel to Hull with a consignment of timber. Provost Least, hon. local agent for wrecked Mariners’ Society, attended to the wants of the crew of the Guido, and Messrs Gray and Gray, solicitors, local Russian Consul, acted in a similar capacity with regard the Russian crew. (Saturday 10 July 1915) ref. used:Aberdeen Weekly Journal Read more at wrecksite: https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?62153


First name:
WALTER WILLIAM
Date Died
18/11/1914
Place died:
Sea
Age:
45
3 MCKINLEY AVENUE, ALBEMARLE STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom