BORN KENT 1884. MARRIED 24/06/1908. HIS WIFE LILLY (DENTON) & CHILDREN, ARTHUR, CYRIL. ANNIE FLORRIE & LARRIE, LIVED AT 40 ETON STREET, HULL (1918 ABSENT VOTERS). HE DROWNED OFF FLAMBORO’ THROUGH A COLLISION. HE IS COMMEMORATED ON THE CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, KENT.
The Thomas Cornwall was a steam trawler taken over by the Admiralty, whilst under construction at Lobnitz, and converted into an armed patrol vessel. The HMT THOMAS CORNWALL was based at Grimsby and was lost following a collision with an un-named vessel, during an East Coast patrol, off Filey Bay on 29/10/1918
Yard No 821; A newly built trawler commissioned by the Admiralty as Mersey-Class armed patrol vessel No 3702; A total of 122 built by many builders, the names of the Strath, Mersey and Castle-Class trawlers were all taken from the master rolls of the crews of the ships HMS ROYAL SOVEREIGN and HMS VICTORY after the Battle of Trafalgar; 1 x 12 pounder forecastle mounted deck gun; Stern mounted depth-charge thower; Vessel lost following a collision with an un-named vessel with 20 lives lost; This was the last vessel to be lost off the Yorkshire Coast during the Great War; Also reported as Admiralty Trawler No 445. Read more at wrecksite: https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?65677