Mason, William

BORN HULL 1890. SON OF ELLEN & RUBEN HUDSON MASON, 147 BUCKINGHAM STREET. WIFE MARY EDITH MASON LIVED ABOVE. SERVED AS SECOND MATE. LOST AT SEA ON 31ST JULY 1917, AGED 27. HIS NAME IS LISTED IN THE HULL MERCHANT NAVY RECORDS.

FREMONA SS was a British cargo steamer of 3,028 grt built in 1887 by Gourlay Bros. & Co., Dundee, England for the Cairn Line of Steamships Ltd. On the 31st July 1917 she was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine UC-47 when 10 miles NxW of Ille de Batz when on route from Montreal for St. Nazaire & Leith carrying a cargo of grain, flour and lumber. Read more at wrecksite: https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?85124

People on board SS FREMONA123 1. ALLEN, GEORGE (16), Apprentice, SS Fremona, Mercantile Marine, †31/07/1917, Son of Henry William and Clara Allen (nee Hauldren), of The Cottage, Carleton, Carlisle, Cumberland. Born at Crewe, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial 2. ANDERSON, GEORGE (38), First Mate, SS Fremona, Mercantile Marine, †31/07/1917, Husband of Mrs. Anderson, of 3, Blackie Rd., Leith. Born at Sunderland, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial 3. HUNTER, JOHN (23), Third Engineer, SS Fremona, Mercantile Marine, †31/07/1917, Son of Joseph William Hunter, of Hillcroft, Sheriff Hill, Gateshead-on-Tyne, and the late Isabella Hunter. Born at Gateshead, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial 4. MASON, WILLIAM (27), Second Mate, SS Fremona, Mercantile Marine, †31/07/1917, Son of Ellen Mason and the late Ruebon Hudson Mason; husband of Mary Edith Mason, of 16, Manvers St., Hull. Born at Hull, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial 5. ROBERTSON, GILBERT (40), Third Mate, SS Fremona, Mercantile Marine, †31/07/1917, Son of the late William and Christina Robertson. Born at Lerwick, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial 6. SEBASTON, JOHN (52), Fireman, SS Fremona, Mercantile Marine, †31/07/1917, Born at Dundee, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial 7. SNAITH, ARCHIBALD VIRTUE (37), Able Seaman, SS Fremona, Mercantile Marine, †31/07/1917, Son of George Dawson Snaith, of 10, Rosedale St., Sunderland, and the late Sarah Snaith, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial 8. STAINBURG, JOHN WILLIAM (28), Cook, SS Fremona, Mercantile Marine, †31/07/1917, (Served as STENBURG). Son of William and Sarah M. Stainburg; husband of Margaret Jane Stainburg (nee Buchanan), of 9, Bell St., Millfield, Sunderland. Born at Bishop Auckland, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial 9. THOMPSON, CHARLES (59), Able Seaman, SS Fremona, Mercantile Marine, †31/07/1917, Son of the late John and Eleanor Thompson; husband of Sarah Elizabeth Thompson, of 2, South Durham St., Sunderland. Born at Copenhagen, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial 10. THOMPSON, HENRY (29), Fireman, SS Fremona, Mercantile Marine, †31/07/1917, Son of Henry and Isabella Thompson, of 14 Adelaide Row, Seaham Harbour, Durham, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial 11. VALKS, HENRY (18), 3rd Steward, SS Fremona, Mercantile Marine, †31/07/1917, Son of Henry and Mary Jane Valks, of 52, Warwick St., Newcastle-on-Tyne, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial Read more at wrecksite: https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?85124


First name:
WILLIAM
Rank:
2nd Mate
Date Died
31/07/1917
Place died:
Sea
Age:
27
16 , MANVERS STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK