BORN HULL 1891. SON OF RICHARD THOMAS KINGDOM (1854-1930) & PRISCILLA HEWITT PAGE (1858-1934), OF 2 CLUMBER AVENUE, FLINTON STREET, HULL. ONE OF NINE CHILDREN. SERVED IN THE MERCHANT NAVY, ON THE TRAWLER “CELIA”. DROWNED 08/01/1915, AGED 24.
HIS YOUNGER BROTHER, PTE, CHARLES HERBERT KINGDOM, 10TH EYR, WAS KILLED IN ACTION ON 22/07/1916, AGED 22. HIS OLDER BROTHER, JOHN WILLIAM KINGDOM, ALSO DIED AT SEA, ON 18/07/1915, AGED 32.
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