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ChristopherBerry

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I am putting together a book on the 52 Hayle (Cornwall) men who lost their lives in WWI. Sam Bailey lost his life when SS Falaba was sunk by U-28 28th March 1915. I am looking for a photo that I might use in the book of the ship. Is there anyone out there who has one and is willing to allow it to be used in a book dedicated to Hayle's Heroes. What set out to be a hunt to find out 'who are these names engraved in granite?' has become something of a work of devotion.

Thanks,

ChristopherBerry

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Perhaps?-

Cain, Ernest Charles. (Donegal). Able Seaman. Royal Navy. H. M. S. "Magic". 15712(Dev).
Date of death: 10/04/1918.
Age: 43.
Born: Tamar, Devon.
Death: Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action.
Next of kin, etc: Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Son of Charles Henry and Jane Cain, of Retreat Cottage, Egloshayle, Cornwall. Served in the South African War-CWGC. Son of Jane Cain, 65 Neath Road, St James, Plymouth, Devon. Notes- D. O. B. 08/08/1875.
Cemetery: Rathmullan (St Columb) Church of Ireland Churchyard, County Donegal.

 

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Thanks for all your advice and suggestions.

I lady suggested a site. I looked there and BINGO!

It will help to tell the story of Samuel Bailey.

Christopher B.

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Hello Christopher,

 

It's sounds as if you have found what you need, but just in case the link below has information,  and photographs , including the rescue of some of the survivors, & the Sub.  

There is a list of 43 names, though I can,t see Samuel Bailey , nor the Nurse, but the  2 Stewardesses, Louisa Tearle, and Gearle, (no initial), are.    Those on board  who are named, come from all over,    Sierra Leone to Salop,   Jamaica to Cork and quite a few from Liverpool.

 

Hope some may be of help, and best wishes for your book, a fitting way to remember the 52 

 

 

https://wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?11192

https://wrecksite.eu/docBrowser.aspx?3865?5?1

 

Regards Rusty

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15 hours ago, rustyredhead said:

Hello Christopher,

 

It's sounds as if you have found what you need, but just in case the link below has information,  and photographs , including the rescue of some of the survivors, & the Sub.  

There is a list of 43 names, though I can,t see Samuel Bailey , nor the Nurse, but the  2 Stewardesses, Louisa Tearle, and Gearle, (no initial), are.    Those on board  who are named, come from all over,    Sierra Leone to Salop,   Jamaica to Cork and quite a few from Liverpool.

 

Hope some may be of help, and best wishes for your book, a fitting way to remember the 52 

 

 

https://wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?11192

https://wrecksite.eu/docBrowser.aspx?3865?5?1

 

Regards Rusty

 

Gearle and Tearle are the same person. The nurse is Julia Winchester.

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