Born Hornsea, 1900. Youngest son of Mary Ann Fullam (Eloin), of The Elms, Hornsea, Yorkshire, and the late Alfred Fullam. His father was Canadian and worked as a furniture salesman, until he died in 1912.
Claude served as a Apprentice on the cargo ship, Mercantile Marine, S.S. “Okement” (Sunderland). He was lost aged 17, when the ship was torpedoed on 17/02/1917. he was one of eleven men drowned.
The SS Okement, built by W. Pickersgill & Sons, Ltd., Sunderland in 1915 and owned at the time of her loss by James Westoll, Sunderland, was a British steamer of 4349 tons. On February 17th, 1917, Okement with a cargo of coal & general cargo, was sunk by the German submarine U-64 (Robert Moraht), 140 miles SExS of Malta. 11 persons were lost. Read more at wrecksite: https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?155542