Wilson, George Thomas

Born Hull 1887. Fireman, WILSON, GEORGE THOMAS. Service Number 841059. Died 12/09/1918, Aged 34. H.M.S. Sarnia. Mercantile Marine Reserve. Son of a Seaman.

Son of George and Sarah Wilson, of 7 Mary Ann’s Terrace, Sculcoates Lane, Hull (1911 Census) and 106, St. Paul’s Street, Fountain Road, Hull (CWGC Address).

S/S SARNIA Owned by the London & South Western Railway Co. and built in 1910 by Cammell Laird; 1,498 tons; 284.6×39.1×15.8 ft.; 20.5 knots; turbine engine The S/S Sarnia was a passenger ferry used in the Channel, when she was requisitioned by the Admiralty in WWI. She was used as an armed boarding ship and in 1915 she was sent to the Dardanelles. On September 12th, 1918, Sarnia was sunk by the German submarine U-65 (Gustav Sieß), off Alexandria. 53 persons were lost. ref. used:Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam Jan Lettens 12/09/2009 On October 29th 1915, Sarnia collided with the auxiliary minesweeper Hythe off Cape Helles. The Hythe, being used as a troop trasnport sank and was lost with 155 officers and troops. Read more at wrecksite: https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?132271

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106, St. Paul's St., Fountain Rd., Hull, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK