Payne, Arthur Henry

BORN HULL 29/06/1896 AS PER NAVAL WAR GRAVE RECORDS. SON OF RICHARD ARTHUR PAYNE. LOST AT SEA ON 19/10/1915. LISTED ON MASSEY STREET ROLL OF HONOUR. HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL TIMES, ON 30/10/1915, WITH HIS PHOTOGRAPH. *

HMT Erin II, built by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley in 1903 and operated at the time of her loss by Royal Navy, was a British navy trawler of 181 tons.
On October 19th, 1915, HMT Erin II was sunk by a mine from the German submarine UC-5 (Herbert Pustkuchen), off the Nab lightvessel. 7 persons were lost.

PEOPLE ON BOARD HMT ERIN II
CAMPBELL, DONALD (31), Deck Hand (no. 390/SD), H.M. Trawler Erin II, Royal Naval Reserve, †19/10/1915, Son of John and Flora Campbell, of 27, Geary, Waternish, Portree, Skye, Memorial: Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery
HEWSON, WILLIAM , Engineman (no. 638ES), H.M. Trawler Erin II, Royal Naval Reserve, †19/10/1915, Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial
JAMIESON, ROBERT GLEGG (47), Engineman (no. 741ES), H.M. Trawler Erin II, Royal Naval Reserve, †19/10/1915, Husband of Catherine Jamieson, of 22, Stafford St., Aberdeen, Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial
LAVERACK, ALFRED , Trimmer (no. 863TS), H.M. Trawler Erin II, Royal Naval Reserve, †19/10/1915, Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial
PAYNE, ARTHUR HENRY (18), Trimmer (no. 880TS), H.M. Trawler Erin II, Royal Naval Reserve, †19/10/1915, Son of Richard Arthur Payne, of 18, Massey St., St. George’s Rd., Hessle Rd., Hull, Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial
SHERWOOD, WALTER , Second Hand (no. 474SA), H.M. Trawler Erin II, Royal Naval Reserve, †19/10/1915, Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial.

Kevin Tonkin [kevintonkin@yahoo.co.uk] writes on the 25 October 2015, “Arthur Henry PAYNE was my Grandad’s older brother, who was lost at sea, aboard the minesweeper HMT Erin 2, off the Isle of Wight on 19/10/1915 . I strongly believe that his year of birth was in fact 1897 and not 1896 & that he lied about his age in order to be accepted for national service? There is 1 picture of him, that is somewhere in the family, but my Grandad never knew him as he was born in 1919! We also believe they had different mothers, but the same father? I was wondering if you have anymore information regarding his mother as I have tried to trace his birth, but to no avail?” Thank You Kevin Tonkin


First name:
ARTHUR HENRY
Military Number:
880
Rank:
Trimmer
Date Died
19/10/1915
Place died:
Sea
Age:
18
18 , MASSEY STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK