Amble and District
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S.S. Ottokar
11th December 1917

957 Ton Iron Steamer built by Elbing in 1884, managed by Messrs. Everett and Newbiggin for the Admiralty by whom she was requisitioned.  Sailed from Newcastle on the 11th December 1917 for London with a cargo of coal. Vessel listed as missing by Lloyds, with public notification published in 'The Times' 21st February 1918.

Three of the following men are RNVR as noted - the rest are  Mercantile Marine and are commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial.

Fireman Thomas Bain, aged 43. Son of Ann Bain, and the late Robert Bain; husband of Elizabeth Bain (formerly Nicholson, nee Tait), of 104, Elizabeth Terrace, Westoe, South Shields. Born at Warkworth.

Fireman Alfred C. Bell, aged 50. Born at South Shields.

Mate Edward Ernest Collyer, aged 46. Son of the late John Henry and Harriett Collyer. Born at Bitterne, Southampton.

Able Seaman H. Day.

Able Seaman Jerome Feretti, aged 45. Son of the late Stepano and Marie Feretti; husband of Mary Feretti (nee Bolton), of 12, Marine Rd., Amble, Northumberland. Born in Italy

BZ100 Able Seaman Harold Goodall, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, aged 17. Son of Charlotte Goodall, of 13, Church St., Bloxwich, Walsall, and the late William Goodall. (Portsmouth Naval Memorial)

Master A. Harvey.

Second Mate Robert Boxall Harvey, Aged 32. Son of Mary Harvey, and the late Arthur Harvey; husband of Mary Ellen Harvey (nee Franklin), of 1, Brownlow Rd., South Shields. Born at Sunderland.

Able Seaman and Lamps Joseph Kane, aged 58. Son of the late Thomas and Catherine Kane; husband of Mary Anne Kane (nee Knight), of Main St., Rush, Co. Dublin. Born at Rush, Co. Dublin.

TZ/10884 Able Seaman Edmund Kirkby, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, aged 21. Son of Harry Kirkby, J.P., of "Chapel View," Robin Hood, Wakefield, and the late Mrs. Kirkby. (Chatham Naval Memorial)

Fireman Alfred George Langwith, aged 18. Son of Henry and Florence Eliza Langwith, of 106, Victoria Dock Rd., Canning Town, London.

Third Engineer Thomas Woodress Furness MacKay, aged 37. Husband of Elizabeth Hornsby Richardson MacKay, of 9, Grosvenor Drive, Whitley Bay, Northumberland. Born at Newcastle.

Donkeyman Thomas Mackley, aged 64. Son of the late James and Maria Mackley; husband of Martha Horbrough Mackley (nee Guyton), of 49, Napier St., Tyne Dock, Co. Durham. Born in Norwich.

PZ/4006 Leading Seaman Henry George Minchinton, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, aged 24. Son of Mary Stratton (formerly Minchinton), of Knighton Rd., Broadchalk, Salisbury, and the late James Minchinton. Native of Hamstead Marshall, Berks. (Portsmouth Naval Memorial)

Mess Room Steward Robert James Mitchell, aged 16. Son of Robert and Jessie Mitchell, of 6, St. John's Villas, East Boldon.

Able Seaman Peter Ray, aged 65. Son of the late James and Jane Ray; husband of Ada Ray (nee Measer), of 358, South Eldon St., South Shields. Born in Quebec, Canada.

Able Seaman Henry Richards.

Steward Leonard James Stares, aged 26. Son of Alfred and Emma Stares; husband of Emily Charlotta Stares (nee Clement), of 26, Railway St., South Shields. Born at Romsey, Hants.

Able Seaman Stanley Vantier, aged 38. Son of Francis Peter Vantier; husband of Lillie Louisa Vantier (nee Vaughan), of 3, Langham House, Gosfield St., London. Born at St. Helier, Jersey.

Second Engineer Christopher Morris West, aged 60. Son of the late Alexander and Ann West. Born at South Shields.




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