rj.hoare Posted 28 December , 2011 Share Posted 28 December , 2011 I have picked up a Mercantile Marine Medal named to James Hosking and am having trouble finding his service record through the online National Archives, as it seems to be one area that has yet to be placed online........ Able Seaman James Hosking died on 8 December 1939, aged 58 years, when the steamer S.S. Corea of Goole, struck a mine and sank off Cromer, Norfolk. Hosking was one of eight members of the crew killed; a further seven were rescued by the Cromer lifeboat. Hosking’s name is commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial. He would have been 37 years old at the end of WW1and it looks like he stayed afloat all that time until the outbreak of WW2. Any leads would be most gratefully received. Thank You Richard Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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