BORN HULL 1872. SON OF JANE THRUSSELL (1844-1885) AND HORATIO HALDENBY (1839-1906), OF HULL. HE MARRIED AT NEWCASTLE, ON 12/10/1895. HIS WIFE, MARY ANN DOUGLAS (1872-1936), LIVED AT 7 CLAREMONT VILLAS, LIVERPOOL STREET, HULL (CWGC ADDRESS). HIS SISTER LIVED AT 13 LIZZIE’S AVENUE, RHODES STREET, HULL. SERVED AS A COOK IN THE MERCHANT MARINE. LOST ON THE STEAM TRAWLER “CELIA”, ON 08/01/1915, AGED 43.
HIS SON, THOMAS HALDENBY, WAS KILLED AT GALLIPOLI, ON 15/08/1915, AGED 23 – PHOTOGRAPH IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL ON 19TH OCTOBER 1915. *
HIS BROTHER, ENGINEMAN, GEORGE FREDERICK HALDENBY, WAS LOST ON THE TRAWLER, “REMINDO”, ON 02/02/1918, AGED 44.
On January 8th, 1915, the British trawler CELIA went missing in the North Sea. She was not heard of ever since and was probably sunk by enemy action. 9 crew lost their lives.
CREW LOST ON CELIA (H989), due to enemy action in the North Sea, 8th January, 1915.
HALDENBY, Thomas (43), 7 Claremont-villas, Liverpool St, Hull. Cook
KINGDOM, Thomas (23), 2 Clumber-ave, Flinton St, Hull. Deckhand
LAVERACK, Daniel (18), 9 Florence-ter, Wassand St, Hull. Fireman
LONGTHORNE, Wilfred (27), 8 St. George-Ave, Selby St, Hull. Skipper
MITCHELL, Alfred (20), Florence-ave, Westbourne St, Hull. 3rd/Hand
OTTLEY, Thomas (42), 7 Providence-ter, Wassand St, Hull. Bosun
RYLETT, Albert (33), 47 Constable St, Hull. Mate
SOWTER, Hezekiah (26), 7 Salisbury-ave, Selby St, Hull. Chief Engineer
WRIGHT, Thomas (21), 60 Marmaduke St, Hull. 2nd/Engineer
Some of their stories are reported in the Hull Times on 6th February 1915