BORN SWEDEN 1882. SAILED WITH HULL CREWS REPORTED LOST IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL. MARRIED SARAH ELLEN OBERG 1907 IN HULL.
On February 15th, 1915, the British cargo ship MEMBLAND, built in 1900 by William Gray & Co., Ltd. and owned at the time of her loss by Macbeth & Co., West Harlepool, left Hull for Tyne in ballast, and went missing. She was not heard of ever since. 25 people lost their lives. Presumed mined, possibly in the Scarborough mine-field laid in December 1914. Read more at wrecksite: https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?65765
CREW and PASSENGERS LOST ON MEMBLAND J. Brotchie, master, of South Shields. Edward Husdell, 1st mate, West Hartlepool. P. Ware, 2nd mate, Hull. C. Grant, steward, Ingleton, Yorks. C. Johnson, boatswain, Hull. A. Richards, A.B., Hull. W. McDermott, seaman, Hull. Wemer Parlon, seaman, Hull. N. Johnson, seaman, Hull. T. Freer, A.B., Hull. Charles Berge, seaman, Hull. L. J. Ellis, O.S. Hull. W. Guthrie, 1st engineer, Ardrossan. R. Mather, donkeyman, Hull. E. Andersen, fireman, Hull. H. Taylor, fireman, Hull. John Jansson, fireman, of Hull. Alex. Smith, fireman, of Hull. John Finon, fireman, of Hull. Richard Tattersall, fireman, of Hull. William Lewis, engineer assistant, of Langside. R. E. Page, North Sea pilot, of Hull. Mrs. Guthrie, wife of chief engineer. Mrs. Husdell, wife of 1st mate, and child.
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