Merchant Navy sailor. He was Fireman no:- 645893 in the Mercantile Marine Reserve serving aboard HMS Columbella during the First World War. He died by accidental drowning at Glasgow, Scotland. He was 53 years old and had been born in Co. Donegal. His wife was Mary ANDERSON of 13, Long Tower Street, Derry, Northern Ireland. They had married in 1890 and according to the 1911 Irish census they had six children living. He is mentioned on the Diamond War Memorial, Londonderry. In November 1914 HMS Columbella was taken up as an Armed Merchant Cruiser and was later attached to the Atlantic Squadron of the US Navy.
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Eternal Father, strong to save, Whose arm hath bound the restless wave, Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep It's own appointed limits keep Oh hear us when we cry to Thee For those in peril on the sea. . . . . -
Rev. Dr. Mary Added: Mar. 19, 2009