BORN HULL 31/10/1876. SON OF GEORGE AND SARAH ANN STRIDE. A SEAMAN, WITH HIS BROTHERS, WALTER AND THOMAS. HE MARRIED IN 1901. HIS WIFE, SARAH ANN POTTER (1881-1953), LIVED AT 2 HOPE TERRACE, WALKER STREET, HULL (CWGC ADDRESS). HE HAD 5 CHILDREN. SERVED ON THE TRAWLER, “SPEETON”. LOST AT SEA, ON 31/12/1915, AGED 39. TWO DAUGHTERS, IVY AND JANE, WERE ADMITTED TO THE HULL SEAMAN’S ORPHANAGE, ON 20/03/1917.
HIS NAME IS LISTED ON HULL’S TRINITY HOUSE WW1 MEMORIAL.HE IS COMMEMORATED ON THE CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, KENT, UK.
NB: HERBERT H. STRIDE, RE’S – 1 BOTANIC AVE, CONVENT LANE; WALTER STRIDE, RN – 13 RAYWOOD VILLAS, WELSTEAD STREET.
HMT Speeton, built by Cochrane & Sons Ltd., Selby in 1913 and operated at the time of her loss by Royal Navy, was a British navy trawler of 205 tons. On December 31st, 1915, HMT Speeton was sunk by a mine from the German submarine UC-7 (Georg Haag), off Lowestoft. 11 persons were lost. They included:-
SAYERS, JAMES (19), Trimmer (no. 4227TS), HMT Speeton, Royal Naval Reserve, 31/12/1915, Son of Florence McBride (formerly Sayers), of 15 Victoria Avenue, Hawthorn Avenue, Hessle Rd., Hull, and the late James Sayers, Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial
STEAD, HAROLD ELLIOTT (23), Deck Hand (no. 8763DA), HMT Speeton, Royal Naval Reserve, 31/12/1915, Son of Sarah Ann Milner (formerly Stead), of 85 Ringrose St., Hawthorne Avenue, Anlaby Rd., Hull, Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial
STRIDE, GEORGE , Deck Hand (no. 8726DA), HMT Speeton, Royal Naval Reserve, 31/12/1915, Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial
WHITE, WILLIAM CHARLES MATTHEW (26), Engineman (no. 4106ES), HMT Speeton, Royal Naval Reserve, 31/12/1915, Son of William and Maria White, of 117, Woodcock St., Hull; husband of Minnie Sybil White, of 9, John St., Kingston Square, Hull, Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial.