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Thomas Aitchison

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Thomas Aitchison

Birth
Liverpool, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Death
28 Jun 1915 (aged 40)
At Sea
Burial
St Endellion, Cornwall Unitary Authority, Cornwall, England GPS-Latitude: 50.5731, Longitude: -4.8297556
Plot
South East of Church
Memorial ID
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Son of Thomas & Ellen Aitchison of Liverpool. His father was a ship's carpenter from Scotland
Husband of Sarah nee Mawdley of 16 Grace Rd Aintree Liverpool.
Mercatile Marine. 4th Engineering Officer aboard SS Armenian.

The SS Armenia sailed from Newport News Virginia with a crew of 175 and carrying 1422 mules to Avonmouth to be used on the Western front.
On the morning of June 28th she was sunk by a German submarine 20 miles off Trevose head.
29 men were lost and all the mules. Captain James Trickey tried to outrun the submarine but was forced to surrender. 12 crew were killed in this attack.
A group of muleteers had been employed at Newport News to care for the animals most of whom were African Americans. When the ship was sinking they refused to leave their terrified animals.
Crew members remembered at the Tower Hill Memorial.
The 7 unknown seamen could be any of the following.

Thomas Aitchison 4th Engineering officer- Known grave
G S Vivo Surgeon
John Foley Able Seaman Known grave
John W Yansson .. Born Sweden
James McCarthy .. Born London
F Pauwells .. Born Belgium
William Henry Perks Chief Cook Born Cardiff Husband of Jane
E F Brown Carpenter
R H Brooks Foreman Born Bournemouth
J M Monroe 1st Assistant Foreman
B M Granberry Assistant Foreman
E Williamson ..
S R Sutton ..
H Stone ..
T Frobey Muleteer
A Little ..
H Small ..
R Jackson ..
Thomas King ..
William Young ..
W Oakes ..
Julius Henry ..
Henry Ryckcerd ..
John Smith ..
E Wall ..
LeRoy Harris ..

This man was originally interred with others as an unknown seaman but was subsequently identified.
Son of Thomas & Ellen Aitchison of Liverpool. His father was a ship's carpenter from Scotland
Husband of Sarah nee Mawdley of 16 Grace Rd Aintree Liverpool.
Mercatile Marine. 4th Engineering Officer aboard SS Armenian.

The SS Armenia sailed from Newport News Virginia with a crew of 175 and carrying 1422 mules to Avonmouth to be used on the Western front.
On the morning of June 28th she was sunk by a German submarine 20 miles off Trevose head.
29 men were lost and all the mules. Captain James Trickey tried to outrun the submarine but was forced to surrender. 12 crew were killed in this attack.
A group of muleteers had been employed at Newport News to care for the animals most of whom were African Americans. When the ship was sinking they refused to leave their terrified animals.
Crew members remembered at the Tower Hill Memorial.
The 7 unknown seamen could be any of the following.

Thomas Aitchison 4th Engineering officer- Known grave
G S Vivo Surgeon
John Foley Able Seaman Known grave
John W Yansson .. Born Sweden
James McCarthy .. Born London
F Pauwells .. Born Belgium
William Henry Perks Chief Cook Born Cardiff Husband of Jane
E F Brown Carpenter
R H Brooks Foreman Born Bournemouth
J M Monroe 1st Assistant Foreman
B M Granberry Assistant Foreman
E Williamson ..
S R Sutton ..
H Stone ..
T Frobey Muleteer
A Little ..
H Small ..
R Jackson ..
Thomas King ..
William Young ..
W Oakes ..
Julius Henry ..
Henry Ryckcerd ..
John Smith ..
E Wall ..
LeRoy Harris ..

This man was originally interred with others as an unknown seaman but was subsequently identified.

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  • Created by: Sandi P
  • Added: May 17, 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID:
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/146635962/thomas-aitchison: accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Aitchison (Oct 1874–28 Jun 1915), Find a Grave Memorial ID 146635962, citing St. Endellion Churchyard, St Endellion, Cornwall Unitary Authority, Cornwall, England; Maintained by Sandi P (contributor 48480916).