Amble and District
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S.S. Fingal
15th March 1915

1562 ton steamer built for the London and Edinburgh Shipping Co., Leith, by W.B. Thompson & Co., Dundee.
 280' x 35' x 18', 474 nominal horsepower, 14 knots, triple expansion engines. Torpedoed and sunk 10.50 am. by U.23,  6 miles E. by S. of Coquet Island. Crew of 27, 6 lost.

All the following men and women are Mercantile Marine and are commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial.

Ordinary Seaman Thomas Gray, aged 19.  Son of Thomas and Catherine McDonald Gray, of 41, Sutherland St., Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire.

Able Seaman Walter Lumsden Hogg, aged 31. Son of the late Robert and Catherine Hogg; husband of Anne Hogg (nee Wallace), of 31, Bowling Green St., Leith, Midlothian. Born at Dalkeith.

Able Seaman John Laurenson, aged 48 Son of Martha and the late John Laurenson; husband of Elizabeth Laurenson (nee Gifford), of 2, Taylor Gardens, Leith. Born in Shetland.

Stewardess Nellie McPherson, aged 26. Daughter of James McPherson, of 42, Balfour St., Leith, and the late Christina McPherson.

Fireman Walter Reibelt, aged 28. Son of Joseph and the late Janet Reibelt; husband of Jean Wallace Reibelt (nee Dinse), of 2, East Cromwell St., Leith. Born in Australia

First Mate John Harfer Smith, aged 54. Husband of Margaret Wood Smith, of 341, Easter Rd., Leith. Born at Aberdeen





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