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Malcolm

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Surname BROTCHIE

Firstname J

Service Number

Date Death 15/02/1915

Decoration

Place of birth

Other

SNWM roll THE MERCANTILE MARINE

Rank Master

Theatre of death "MEMBLAND" 112422.

Casualty Details

Name: BROTCHIE, JOHN

Initials: J

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Master

Regiment/Service: Mercantile Marine

Unit Text: "Membland"

Date of Death: 15/02/1915

Additional information: Son of the late J. and A. Brotchie, of Castletown, Caithness, Scotland; husband of May Brotchie, of "Beach View," 54, St. Aidans Rd., South Shields.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

http://portcities.hartlepool.gov.uk/server...;currentPage=55

MEMBLAND

Macbeth & Co.; 1900; W. Gray & Co.; 3,027 tons; 330-4X 47-

1x22-4; 262 n.h.p.; 10 knots; triple-expansion engines. The

steamship Membland left Hull at 8 a.m. on February 15th, 1915,

bound for the Tyne, with a crew of 20 and a pilot. She was never

heard of again and was presumed to have struck a mine.

They also served who shipped materials.

Aye

Malcolm

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Membland was one of about a dozen steamers that simply disappeared while sailing to or from the area between Blyth and the Humber in 1914 and early 1915. German cruisers conducted several minelaying raids early in the war and most of the missing ships likely sank with all hands on these mines.

Best wishes,

Michael

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