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Looking for any ship loss on these dates that may have resulted in the loss of soldiers of the South Wales Borderers - any help appreciated

Chris

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Chris,

No obvious war-related losses that would account for soldiers. U 39 sank some steamers in the Med, but those were stop and scuttle jobs with few if any casualties, so almost certainly not the answer.

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Michael

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Michael

thanks very much for looking - I think Im looking for someone lost overboard

Chris

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LADY NINIAN, 4,297grt, 28 May 1916, 106 miles NE ½ N from Algiers, captured by submarine, sunk by gunfire, 1 life lost

ELMGROVE, 3,018grt, 29 May 1916, 96 miles NE from Algiers, captured by submarine, sunk by gunfire

SOUTHGARTH, 2,414grt, 29 May 1916, 60 miles NNE from Algiers, captured by submarine, sunk by bombs

BARON VERNON, 1,779grt, 29 May 1916, 56 miles NE ½ N from Algiers, captured by submarine, sunk by gunfire

DALEGARTH, 2,265grt, defensively-armed, 30 May 1916, 12 miles NE from Cape Corbelin, Algiers, captured by submarine, sunk by torpedo

JULIA PARK, 2,900grt, 30 May 1916, 10 miles N from Cape Carbon, Algeria, captured by submarine, sunk by torpedo

BARON TWEEDMOUTH, 5,007grt, 30 May 1916, 25 miles NE by N from Cape Carbon, Algeria, captured by submarine, sunk by gunfire

Aye

Malcolm

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Malcolm

thanks for that - someone having a bit of a rampage round the Med

Chris

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Michael

thanks very much for looking - I think Im looking for someone lost overboard

Chris

Might have washed ashore and be buried, but equally might be on a memorial. A lot of Canadian soldiers lost at sea are on the Halifax Memorial, there are probably several memorials that are lost at sea.

The Chatby Memorial at Alexandria seems to fit the bill. I found three with only a bit of searching:

12501 Serjeant P. Alder 22/08/1915

15440 Private S. Andrews 29.08/1915

12574 Private J. Johnson 13/08/1915

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thanks for that - someone having a bit of a rampage round the Med

Chris,

That would be Walter Forstmann in command of U 39. Part of his rather impressive body of work: 148 ships sunk for 390,000 tons. Second highest scoring submarine commander of all-time. Was awarded the Pour le Mérite three months later.

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Michael

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Thanks everyone - the chap im looking for is on the Brookwood 14-18 Memorial, but has an overseas GRO Ref & his death notice in the times shows that he was lost at sea so on to look elsewhere

Chris

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