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Remembered Today:

New CWGC Commemorations 18.01.18

Terry Denham

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CWGC added the following casualties to the WW1 War Dead Roll today.


CARNE, James


Mercantile Marine, S.S Lusitania

Died 07.05.15  Age 30

Commemorated: Tower Hill Memorial, London


WOOD, William Elliot Smith

Chief Officer

Mercantile Marine, S.S. Borderland

Died 26.07.17

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance



First Engineer

Mercantile Marine, H.M. Trawler Vera

Died 29.07.17  Age 54

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance


WYATT, James

Able Seaman

Mercantile Marine, S.S. Brussels

Died 16.02.18

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance




The above were In From the Cold Project cases

-          Three of the above died of illness whilst PoWs (Volunteer: Chris Harley) and Fireman Carne died when S.S. Lusitania was sunk (Volunteer: Steve John)


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May They Rest In Peace.

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First Engineer Edward WOODCOCK, Mercantile Marine, Steam Trawler "Vera" GY 134, taken prisoner 23/01/1917,

who died while PoW aged 54, Brandenburg PoW Camp.
I’m please Edward is remembered at last, and timely as he was taken prisoner 101 years ago today, and thanks also

to John Hartley and others on the Forum whose combined efforts secured this result.
23 January 1917:
The "Vera" was captured in the North Sea by the German submarine "U 44" (Paul Wagenführ), listed as lost but later

found that she had been taken as a prize (Lloyd's give the date captured as 26. 01. 1917). Crew of nine (listed below),

taken as Prisoners of War and held at Brandenburg PoW Camp. After the war the "Vera" became Bonby BN 165 (Boston),

then "La Dorade" (France), Owner G.W. Gautier, Nantes, France.



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