CARIBBEAN NAVAL/MARINE CASUALTIES
WORLD WAR 1


This List contains 22 Names

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AUSTIN, GEORGE Initials: G Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Stoker Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Reserve Unit Text: H.M.S. "Cressy." Age: 42 Date of Death: 22/09/1914 Service No: 514V Additional information: Son of William and Rebecca Austin, of Kingston, Jamaica, British West Indies; husband of Fanny Austin, of 173, Strone Rd., Forest Gate, London. England. 19 years' R.N.R. service. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 8. Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, UK

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CAMERON, ALISTAIR GORDON Initials: A G Nationality: Barbados Rank: Sub-Lieutenant Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Reserve Unit Text: H.M. Submarine E.16. Age: 25 Date of Death: 22/08/1916 Awards: D S C, Mentioned in Despatches Additional information: Son of Alistair Cameron and Laura Roope, his wife, of Plantation, Sunbury, Barbados, British West Indies, and Letterwalton, Ledaig, Argyllshire, Scotland. Born at Barbados. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 22. Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, UK

CLEMENS, FREDERICK WILLIAM THEODOR Initials: F W T Nationality: Tobago Rank: Surgeon Regiment/Service: Royal Navy Unit Text: H.M.S. "Defence." Age: 27 Date of Death: 31/05/1916 Additional information: Son of Theodor L. and Mary B. Clemens, of Priors Marston, Byfield, Northants. Native of Moriah, Tobago, British West Indies. M.B., B.Sc. (London). Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 10. Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, UK. Enlisted RN as Surg Lt on 4/8/14 and went down with his ship the battle of Jutland FYB1919 Commemorated on Port of Spain Cenotaph. Click on surname for photo.

CLEVERLEY, ALFRED ERNEST Initials: A E Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Stoker 1st Class Regiment/Service: Royal Navy Unit Text: H.M.S. "Good Hope." Age: 21 Date of Death: 01/11/1914 Service No: K/15596 Additional information: Son of Alice Emily Spence (formerly Cleverley), of 59, Wheat St., Wharfe St., Leicester; and the late Alfred Cleverley. Native of Jamaica, British West Indies. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 4. Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, UK

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DE VERTEUIL, FERNAND LOUIS JOSEPH MARIE Initials: F L J M Nationality: Trinidad/Martinique Rank: Surgeon Regiment/Service: Royal Navy Unit Text: H.M.S. "Good Hope." Age: 35 Date of Death: 01/11/1914 Additional information: Son of Ferdinand Aime de Verteuil and Aline Charlotte de Verteuil (nee Larbanet), of Port-of-Spain; husband of Francesca de Verteuil (nee Urich), of Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, British West Indies. Born at St. Pierre, Martinique, Windward Islands. M.D. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 1. Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, UK. Joined HM Forces Nov 1904. Was on the Reserve at the outbreak of war. As Surg Lt of "Good Hope", went down in the engagement off Coronel, 1 Nov 1914 FYB1919  Commemorated on Port of Spain Cenotaph. Click on surname for photo.

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FRENCH, WILLIAM EDWARD ARTHUR Initials: W E A Nationality: United Kingdom/British Guiana Rank: Serjeant Regiment/Service: Royal Marine Light Infantry Unit Text: 3rd R.M. Bn. Age: 25 Date of Death: 11/12/1918 Service No: PLY/15863 Additional information: Native of Porthcawl, Glam. Son of Jessie Cox (formerly French), of 13, Castle St., Worcester, and the late William Henry French, of Georgetown, Demerara, West Indies. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: II. A. 357. Cemetery: PORTIANOS MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece

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GOODRIDGE, HUGH BERESFORD Initials: H B Nationality: Barbados Rank: Stoker 1st Class Regiment/Service: Royal Navy Unit Text: H.M.S. "Monmouth." Age: 24 Date of Death: 01/11/1914 Service No: K/7094 Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Goodridge, of Barbados, British West Indies. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 3. Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, UK

GRANT, JOHN FRANCIS HAUGHTON Initials: J F H Nationality: St Thomas Rank: Sub-Lieutenant Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Age: 35 Date of Death: 10/12/1919 Additional information: Son of Francis Bell Grant and Emily Jane Grant, of St. Thomas, Dutch West Indies; husband of Ivy Sydney Grant, of 2, Kearsney Garage, Kearsney, Dover. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Officers' Section. Cemetery: GREENWICH ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY< UK

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HANCOCK, REGINALD LIONEL Initials: R L Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Commander Regiment/Service: Royal Navy Unit Text: H.M.S. "Endeavour" Age: 38 Date of Death: 04/08/1918 Awards: D S O Additional information: Son of Hubert Henry Hancock, M.A., and Gertrude Hancock, of Trinidad, British West Indies; husband of Millicent George Hancock, of "The Dinnick," Looe, Cornwall. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 27. Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, UK.  Commander HMS Endeavour. Awarded the DSO in 1917 for" carrying out important survey operations under heavy fire off enemy's coast", Belgium. Drowned in collision while travelling on special duty on the British destroyer HMS Comet 4 Aug 1918. FYB1919

HOADLEY, WILLIAM CECIL Initials: W C Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Midshipman Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Reserve Unit Text: H.M.S. "Bittern." Date of Death: 04/04/1918 Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 29. Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, UK.  Born 14 Nov 1898 at POS. Educated at Thame and Bishops Stortford, England, and also HMS "Conway". Joined as Midshipman RNR in May 1916. Served on HMS Otway and was submarined in 1917. Was on special service with HMS Bittern when she was sunk with all hands by a mine in the English Channel 4 Apr 1918. FYB1919 Trinidad. 

The following additional and corrected information was provided by Graham Taylor, Archivist, Lord Williams's Grammar School, Thame, England:

William Cecil Hoadley (1898 - 1918) attended Lord Williams's Grammar School from 1908-1912. He was the younger brother of John Clare Hoadley who also attended the School (and who was also killed in the 1st World War), and the youngest of five children born to John and Miriam Hoadley. James Hamlyn b:1885, Elsie Margaret b:1890, Katherine Phyliss b:1894, John Clare b:1895, and William born 14 November 1898.

William was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad. His father John ran the long established Hoadley and Co business, the foremost gentlemen's tailors and military outfitters in Trinidad.

William joined the Royal Navy in May 1916 as a Cadet, undergoing training at HMS Conway. Subsequently he served as a Temporary Midshipman on HMS Otway across 1916-17 and then joined HMS Bittern on 29 October 1917 - where he was assigned gunnery duty.

HMS Bittern was part of the Devonport Local Flotilla, undertaking convoy escorts and defensive patrol duty in and around the English Channel. 

On 4 April 1918, six months after William had joined HMS Bittern, she was involved in a collision with SS Kenilworth off the Isle of Portland, England in thick fog. The Bittern was overwhelmed and she sank quickly with the loss of all hands. A Court of Inquiry found negligence on the part of the master of SS Kenilworth. His instructions had been to hug the coast as closely as possible from Portland Bill to Start Point. Instead he headed straight across, showing no lights nor sounding for fog. At 0315 the Kenilworth saw a red light and a ship ‘small and low down’ at the moment of impact.

William is commemorated on the Port of Spain Cenotaph, the Plymouth Naval Memorial, and on the Roll of Honour at Lord Williams's Grammar School.Commemorated on Port of Spain Cenotaph. Click on surname for photo.

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LAVERACK, FRANCIS WILLIAM Initials: F W Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Able Seaman Regiment/Service: Royal Navy Unit Text: H.M.S. "Amphion." Age: 19 Date of Death: 06/08/1914 Service No: J/12812 Additional information: Son of Alfred William and Ada Laverack, of 20, Barkley Grove, Beeston, Leeds, England. Born at Port of Spain, Trinidad, B.W.I. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 1. Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, UK. HMS Lion, transferred to Amphion, went down with ship when sunk by mine off the coast of France, 7/8/14 FYB1919 Commemorated on Port of Spain Cenotaph. Click on surname for photo.
  

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SMITH, WILLIAM EDMUND Initials: W E Nationality: Bermuda Rank: Officer's Cook 1st Class Regiment/Service: Royal Navy Unit Text: H.M.S. "Aboukir." Age: 22 Date of Death: 22/09/1914 Service No: L/1874 Additional information: Son of William F. and Emma J. Smith, of Sandy's Parish, Bermuda, British West Indies. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 7. Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, UK

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THOMAS, FRANCIS HASTINGS Initials: F H Nationality: Jamaica Rank: Captain Regiment/Service: Royal Marine Light Infantry Unit Text: H.M.S. "Talbot." Age: 31 Date of Death: 15/08/1916 Awards: D S C, Mentioned in Despatches Additional information: Francis Hastings Thomas, born in Jamaica B.W. I. on 4th Dec, 1885. He went to the UK in 1900 and joined the British Army later in WW-1, and served in the Royal Marine Light Infantry on H.M.S. Talbot. He also became a Captain, Brothers: Harry ReidThomas, RGA- killed 25/12/1915; Arthur Crichton Thomas, RGA, killed 16/11/17; Godfrey Main Thomas, RAF, killed 24/08/1921 "R-38". Herbert Prichard Thomas, Indian Army and a sister Marjorie Elaine Thomas.; husband of Frances Elizabeth J. Thomas. Sources: Gerald A. Archambeau- The author, of “A Struggle to Walk with Dignity-the TRUE Story of a Jamaican-born Canadian” & Alan Greverson. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 18. Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

TUCKER, LOUIS EGBERT Initials: L E Nationality: United Kingdom/Tobago Rank: Sub-Lieutenant Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: Collingwood Bn. R.N. Div. Age: 23 Date of Death: 04/06/1915 Additional information: Son of W. J. Sanger Tucker (of Tobago) and Katharine Louisa Tucker, of 7, Butts Green, Chelmsford. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 8 to 15. Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Killed in the Dardanelles Campaign 9/6/1915. Shot through the forehead while leading his men up a hill. FYB 1919 Commemorated on Port of Spain Cenotaph

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WARNER, FREDERICK ARCHIBALD Initials: F A Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Lieut-Commander Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Reserve Unit Text: H.M.S. "Torrent." Date of Death: 23/12/1917 Awards: D S O Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 24. Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, UK. Born in Trinidad. Lt Cdr RN. He had commanded destroyers continously since the beginning of the war. Passed out as Midshipman in 1901 reaching the rank of Lt 6 years later. The destroyer "Coquette" to which he was appointed in Jan 1914 was mined and sunk in the North Sea in the spring of 1916 when 22 of the crew perished. It was while he was in command of his next ship HMS Myngs, that he was awarded the DSO - this was in May 1917 and in Sep 1917 he was again Mentioned in Despatches. He went down with his ship HMS Torrent while in action off the Dutch coast on 22 Dec 1917. FYB1919. Cenotaph has rank as Cmdr.  Commemorated on Port of Spain Cenotaph


WILSON, JOHN SKINNER Initials: J S Nationality: Trinidad Rank: Lieut-Commander Regiment/Service: Royal Navy Unit Text: H.M.S. "Indefatigable." Date of Death: 31/05/1916 Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 10. Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, UK.  Senior Torpedo Officer. Went down with his ship in the battle of Jutland. FYB1919  Commemorated on Port of Spain Cenotaph. Click on surname for photo.


BRITISH SEAMEN KILLED IN WORLD WAR 1

AND BURIED IN TRINIDAD


CLAY Initials: W Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Chief Plumber Regiment/Service: Royal Navy Unit Text: H.M.S. Cambrian Date of Death: 10/11/1920 Service No: 344151 (Dev.) Additional information: (Buried in Port of Spain (Lapeyrouse) Cemetery, Trinidad). Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Memorial: PORT OF SPAIN MEMORIAL, Trinidad

DOUBLEDAY Initials: C H Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Assistant Paymaster Regiment/Service: Royal Navy Unit Text: H.M.S. Leviathan Date of Death: 11/06/1917 Additional information: (Buried in Port of Spain (Lapeyrouse) Cemetery, Trinidad). Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Memorial: PORT OF SPAIN MEMORIAL, Trinidad

EDWARDS Initials: W Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Petty Officer Stoker Regiment/Service: Royal Navy Unit Text: H.M.S. Wistaria Date of Death: 02/03/1921 Service No: K/15468 Additional information: (Buried in Port of Spain (Lapeyrouse) Cemetery, Trinidad). Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Memorial: PORT OF SPAIN MEMORIAL, Trinidad

TAYLOR Initials: C C Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Boy Telegraphist Regiment/Service: Royal Navy Unit Text: H.M.S. Renown Age: 18 Date of Death: 22/09/1919 Service No: J/86916 Additional information: Son of Mrs. F. J. Shute, of East End Cottage, Dinton, Salisbury. (Buried in Port of Spain (Lapeyrouse) Cemetery, Trinidad). Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Memorial: PORT OF SPAIN MEMORIAL, Trinidad

THORNE, SYDNEY ROBERT Initials: S R Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Petty Officer Regiment/Service: Royal Navy Unit Text: H.M.S. New Zealand Age: 35 Date of Death: 19/01/1920 Service No: 216932 (Dev.) Additional information: Husband of Jessie E. Thorne, of 160, Grenville Rd., Plymouth. (Buried in Port of Spain (Lapeyrouse) Cemetery, Trinidad). Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Memorial: PORT OF SPAIN MEMORIAL, Trinidad

WILLIAMSON Initials: L Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Seaman Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Reserve Unit Text: S.S. Laurel Leaf Date of Death: 05/09/1917 Service No: 1002/L Additional information: (Buried in San Fernando (Paradise) Cemetery, Trinidad). Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Memorial: PORT OF SPAIN MEMORIAL, Trinidad

Sources: Commonwealth War Graves Commission & Franklins Yearbook 1919
 

 
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