BORN LOUTH 1882. SON OF MARY ANN AUSTIN (1844-1933) & GEORGE MEANWELL (1840-1911). WIFE KATE MEANWELL LIVED ABOVE. A FORMER SOLDIER, 5422, WITH THE 7TH HUSSARS. HE HAD DESERTED ON 01/10/1900. HE WORKED AS A FISHERMAN AND SERVED IN THE MERCHANT NAVY. LOST AT SEA, WITH THE GRIMSBY, STEAM TRAWLER, ‘SALVIA’, ON 29/09/1914, AGED 32.
On September 29th, 1914, the British iron fishing ship SALVIA, on her way from Grimsby to the faroese fishing grounds, was last spoken to and went missing. She was not heard of ever since. 10 crew were lost, including these Hull men.
BRIGGS, FRANCIS EDGAR (30), Deck Hand, FV Salvia, Mercantile Marine, 29/09/1914, Son of Joseph Briggs and the late Mrs. Briggs; husband of Beatrice Briggs (nee Northard), of 17, Huntingdon St., Hull. Born at Hull, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
MEANWELL, HERBERT (32), Second Engineer, FV Salvia, Mercantile Marine, 29/09/1914, Son of Mary Meanwell and the late George Meanwell; husband of Kate Harriett Meanwell (Nee Corby), of 38, Division Rd., Hull. Born at Louth, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial.