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william mccormack(hms invincible)

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lancashire lassie

hi, WILLIAM MCCORMACK information i have ,3036T, HMS INVINCIBLE,ROYAL NAVY RESERVE DIED 31ST MAY 1916,he was born in crawshawbooth lancashire 1886,i wonder if there is any thing else was there any newspaper reports about the person,(trying to find out if he ever married)thank you for looking.

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TonyJ

At 1911 census, still shown as single boarding at 419 Market St Whitworth Rochdale, a cotton spinner

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TonyJ

A William McCormick marries in Rochdale 1915 Dec Quarter (Vol. 8e page 49). Wife's name is Amy Miller.

Could be him!

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Promenade

Can you confirm that this man is from Crawshawbooth and if so what is your source - do you believe him to be a relative of yours?.

We have always believed that he was my grandmother's first husband - indeed I still have his ditty box which he left behind when he sailed - he was born and bred in Liverpool and was married to my grandmother Margaret nee McGinn.

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TonyJ

Tried sending a PM will full info...no joy says you cannot receive any more!!!

Send me a pm with your email address

In short, Margaret & William are 1883/84 births from Liverpool...not likely this William 1885/86 crwboothshaw

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TullochArd
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Not the Jutland William McCormack (who Promenade explains is a Liverpool man/relative) - there is a Crawshawbooth William McCormack, 9614 Pte William McCormick, Lancashire Fusiliers (age 30)  who was also lost at sea.  He is recorded on the Rawtenstall Municipal War Memorial (located a couple of miles from Crawshawbooth) as "Lost on the Royal Edwd." On 13th August 1915, SM UB-14, commanded by Oberleutnant Heino von Heimburg, attacked the unescorted Royal Edward, a Canadian ocean liner pressed into troopship duties. Royal Edward was headed from Alexandria to the Dardanelles with (mainly) reinforcements for the British 29th (Infantry) Division. Von Heimburg launched one of his two torpedoes from about a mile away and hit Royal Edward in the stern; the ship sank stern-first in six minutes, with a huge loss of life. 700 men were rescued but over 900 died.

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