Memorial Plaque

Ambrose Langley Hunt

 

 
 

Unique named WW1 casualty. Navy narrow "H" type plaque.
Master Ambrose Langley Hunt, Mercantile Marine, SS Burrsfield

 
    SS Burrsfield, 4,037 tons, built 1902 Sunderland, general cargo.  Captured by German submarine U33 and sunk by gunfire, 70 miles west from Cape Matapan (Greece), 5th October 1915. Four crew killed including the Master.  The official history refers:   "on the 5th the Bursfield [sic] (4,037 tons) was overhauled by a submarine seventy miles west of Cape Matapan. The Master (Mr. A. L. Hunt), the fourth engineer, a messroom steward, and a fireman were killed by gunfire during the chase which took place before the vessel was overtaken by the enemy. "
   

Casualty List, SS Burrsfield

Name

Number (if any), rating/rank
 and service

CWGC

 
HUNT, Ambrose Langley
Master, Mercantile Marine Aged 46. Younger son of Ambrose Hunt, M.D., of Dungarvan, Co. Waterford; husband of Catherine M. Hunt, of 6, Pump Court, Temple, London, late of Old Hill House, Westerham, Kent. Lieut., R.N.R., until 1908. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial
EVANS, Evan David Mess Room Steward, Mercantile Marine. Aged 14. Son of Catherine Evans, of Lone Cnwcylili, New Quay, Cardiganshire, and the late Thomas John Evans. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial
CHIONAS, T. Fourth Engineer Officer,  Mercantile Marine. Aged 29. Born in Greece. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial
ANASTASIADIS, V. Fireman and Trimmer, Mercantile Marine. Aged 36. Born in Greece. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial
 
   
The Ship owners, the Burrsfield Steamship Company went into liquidation the month following the sinking. London Gazette of the 30th November 1915 refers:
BURRSFIELD STEAMSHIP COMPANY Limited (In Liquidation.)
AT an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Members of the said Company, duly convened, and held at 44, Leadenhall Street, in the city of London, E.C , on the 9th, day of November, 1915, the following Resolution was duly passed; and at a subsequent Extraordinary General Meeting of the Members of the said Company, also duly convened, and held at 44, Leadenhall Street aforesaid, on the 24th day of November, 1915, the following Special Resolution was duly confirmed . " That the Burrsfield Steamship Company Limited be wound up voluntarily; and that Henry Turton, of 44, Leadenhall Street, in the city of London, is hereby appointed the Liquidator to conduct such winding-up "
Dated the 25th day of November, 1915.  H. TURTON, Secretary
 
 
 
 

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