Jump to content
Great War Forum

Remembered Today:

Sign in to follow this  
ARMAGH

Captain A Hollywood Armagh SS Madam Brook

Recommended Posts

ARMAGH

Armagh Guardian 16 Aug 1918

Captain Arthur Hollywood of Fathom Co Armagh Master of the SS Madam Brook of London was according to information received in Newry was washed overboard while coming from France and drowned.

Did he drown or was it a misprint by the newspaper?

Can any one help ?

Many thanks

Joe

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
seaJane

Um - what would it be a misprint for, if he was washed overboard? I wouldn't be at all surprised if he drowned.

 

I have found a medal card for what may be him here - downloadable for £3.50 - http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8031781

 

sJ

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
HarryBrook

Not the answer to the specific question but some information of possible interest.

Probate 1918 - HOLLYWOOD Arthur of Field House, Bank Road, Dawley, Shropshire, master mariner, died 5 August 1918 at sea. Administration Shrewsbury 2 November to Agnes Hollywood widow.

 

Edit to add: From the 1881 census - He was born about 1876 (aged 4 in the census) in Newry, son of Patrick Hollywood, a ship's master, and Mary Ann Hollywood, both also born Newry.

Edited by HarryBrook

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ARMAGH

Thanks Sea Jane & Harry Brook,. I found no CWGC details and have already seen misprints on deaths in local newspapers during the Great War, if  Captain Arthur Hollywood of Fathom Co Armagh Master of the SS Madam Brook of London did drown should there not be a CWGC notice?

That looks like his probate/will  the dates and details  look correct.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
HarryBrook

Someone will correct me if I am wrong (and I may well be), but I believe for commemoration by C.W.G.C. a member of the Merchant Marine had to die as a result of enemy action.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ARMAGH

No mention of his drowning was washed over-board coming from France and drowned. 

in  Royal Naval / Merchant ships  Monday, 5 August 1918

SS Madam Brook of London any one know which type of ship? Cargo or Fishing ship? 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Michael Lowrey

Madame Brooke (note spelling) was a 622 grt cargo steamer built in 1914 by J. Fullerton & Co., Paisley as Broadgreen for the West Lancashire SS. Co., Ltd. (A. Rowland & Co.), Liverpool. In 1917, Thomas E. Brooke of T. G. Beatley & Son became the managing partner; the vessel was renamed to Madame Brooke in 1918. Though Brooke lived in London, Madame Brooke remained registered in Liverpool.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
seaJane

As per post above yours :) I think we must have been typing simultaneously.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ARMAGH

Thanks SeaJane & Michael Lowrey.

I  will include him in my List of Co Armagh personal  who died during WW1 on active service.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
thollywood

This is the first that I heard of Captain Arthur Hollywood of Fathom Co Armagh but I can attest that the several Hollywood families lived in Fathom and many were sailors and merchant mariners. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MKC

The Madame Brooke was on Belgian Government service from Feb 1918 to Feb 1919, so perhaps that is why the poor captain is not listed by the CWGC?

 

Mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...