BORN HULL 12/8/1857. SON OF JOHN HENRY WATSON AND MARY ANN WATSON. MARRIED IN HULL, 07/08/1878. HUSBAND OF MARY ELIIZABETH LILL, AT 38 WITTY STREET, HULL. A MARINE ENGINEER. LOST AT SEA, ON 21/03/1917, AGED 57.
Expedient, built by Mackie & Thomson, Govan in 1893 and owned at the time of her loss by Great Northern Steamship Fishing Co. Ltd., Hull, was a British trawler of 145 tons. On March 28th, 1917, Expedient was scuttled by the German submarine UC-75 (Johannes Lohs), in the North Sea. The crew was ordered to the lifeboats, but none were seen again. 10 persons were lost.
CREW LOST ON EXPEDIENT (H219), enemy action, North Sea, 27th March, 1917.
ADAMS, John (19), 12 Ivy Grove, Rugbt St. Cook
ASKEY, Henry (55), 158 Somerset St, Hull. Mate
BEE, George (29), 6 Thorsby-Ave, Flinton St, Hull. 2nd/Engineer
ELLIS, Benjamin (52), Address not traced. Skipper
HENDERSON, George (31), 89 Westbourne St, Hull. 3rd/Hand
HILL, Daniel (21), 6 Salford-Avenue, Manchester St, Hull. Fireman
JACKSON, J (50), 15 Newbridge Road, Hull. 4th/Hand
TOWNEND, Charles (50), 17 Westbourne St, Hull. Bosun
WATSON, John (57), 38 Witty St, Hull. Chief Engineer
WOODHEAD, Thomas (37), 7 Alpha Terrace, Nornabell St, Hull. Stoker 1st Class