Memorial Plaque

John Archibald Evans

 

Memorial Plaque

 
 

Unique named WW1 casualty. Navy narrow "H" type plaque.
 Lieutenant John Archibald Evans, H.M. Yacht Conqueror II

    Conqueror II :- 526 ton admiralty auxiliary yacht. On the 26th September 1916 Conqueror II, together with HM Trawler Sarah Alice were in the process of investigating an unidentified merchant steamer north of the Fair Isle, when they were attacked by the German submarine U-52. Both Naval boats were sunk and 19 minutes later the merchant steamer was sunk, which turned out to be the 2,788 ton St. Gothard.
17 lives were lost on the Conqueror II and 16 on the Sarah Alice. The crew of the St. Gothard were saved.
   

Casualty List

Name

Number (if any), rating/rank
 and service

CWGC

 

HMY Conqueror II

 
AGASSIZ, Thomas Roland. Commander, Royal Naval Reserve,
Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
 
ARTHUR, Joseph Irvine CZ 7890, Ordinary Telegraphist, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Aged 23. Son of George and Mary Arthur of Stromfirth, Weisdale, Shetland. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
BARBER, Alfred Oscar Assistant Cook, Mercantile Marine Reserve. (RN at CWGC) Aged 27. Son of Alfred and Sarah P. Barber, of 25, Sussex St., New Cleethorpes, Lincs.
DAVIES, T. R Lieutenant, Royal Naval Reserve Buried Oswetry General Cemetery, Shropshire
EDWARDS, Harry Ernest 213WTS, Wireless Telegraph Operator, Royal Naval Reserve Aged 25. Son of Mr. W. Edwards, of 25, Barcombe Avenue, Streatham Hill, London. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial.
EVANS, John Archibald
Lieutenant, Royal Naval Reserve Aged 31. Son of N. J. and C. L. Evans; husband of Elizabeth T. Evans, of 62, Trinity Grounds, Mile End Rd., London. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
FRAMPTON, George S. 513361, Greaser, Mercantile Marine Reserve.
Commemorated Plymouth Naval Memorial.
 
GANDY, Cyril 539507, Chief Steward, Mercantile Marine Reserve. Aged 30. Son of James and Elizabeth Gandy; husband of Maud Gandy, of 23, Clifton Terrace, Southampton. Commemorated Plymouth Naval Memorial.
JINMAN, Augustus Able Seaman, Mercantile Marine Reserve. (RN at CWGC) Aged 35. Son of Lambert and Rosina Jinman, of Selsey, Sussex. Commemorated Plymouth Naval Memorial.
LEACH, William Walter Fireman, Mercantile Marine Reserve.
Commemorated Plymouth Naval Memorial.
 
MACINNES, Norman A 5476, Leading Seaman, Royal Naval Reserve. Aged 25. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Murdo Macinnes, of 2, Hill St., North Tolsta, Stornoway, Rossshire. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial.
MACPHERSON, Colin A 2nd Engineer, Mercantile Marine Reserve. (RN at CWGC) Aged 44. Son of Colin Alexander MacPherson, of Glasgow; husband of Catherine MacPherson, of 87, Coplaw St., Govan Hill, Glasgow. Commemorated Plymouth Naval Memorial.
NEWALL, John, A 5024, Seaman, Royal Naval Reserve. Aged 24. Son of Margaret Swan (formerly Newall), of 7, Kirk Rd., Carluke, Lanarkshire, and the late James Newall. Native of Girvan, Ayrshire. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
PEARSON, William Bailey Assistant Steward, Mercantile Marine Reserve. Aged 32. Son of William Pearson, of Portsmouth; husband of Emily Pearson, of 22, College St., Portsea. Portsmouth. Commemorated Plymouth Naval Memorial.
SCLANDERS, Reginald Edmond 159SB Signal Boy, Royal Naval Reserve. Aged 17. Son of Gertrude Louise Christian (formerly Sclanders), of 24, Compton Terrace, Upper St., London, and the late James Lutted Sclanders. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial.
STUBBS, Frank Able Seaman, Mercantile Marine Reserve. Aged 24. Son of William F. and Mary Stubbs, of Albion Rd., Selsey, Sussex. Commemorated Plymouth Naval Memorial.
WILLIAMS, David WZ 2244, Signalman, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RN at CWGC) Aged 24. Son of William and Mary Williams, of 56, George St., Barry, Glam. Commemorated Plymouth Naval Memorial.
     

HMT Sarah Alice

     
BROOKS, Ernest James SA 152, 2nd Hand, Royal Naval Reserve.
Commemorated Plymouth Naval Memorial.
 
CADBY, Frederick N. A 4287 Seaman, Royal Naval Reserve. Aged 24. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Cadby, of Halstead, Essex; husband of Alice M. Cadby, of Myrtle House, Northwood, Ramsgate. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial.
CASS, Joseph TS 235, Trimmer, Royal Naval Reserve. Aged 40. Son of Nicholas and Elizabeth Cass. Commemorated Plymouth Naval Memorial.
COLLINSON, Joseph TS 226, Trimmer, Royal Naval Reserve. Aged 26. Son of Sarah Ann Collinson, of 44, Back, Preston St., Fleetwood, Lancs. Commemorated Plymouth Naval Memorial.
FRASER, Thomas McLennan CZ 2460, Telegraphist, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Aged 19. Son of Evan and Sarah Fraser, of 4, Caledonian Place, Newton, Cambuslang, Glasgow. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
GRIFFIN, William ES 275, Engineman, Royal Naval Reserve.
Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial.
 
HEARN, Alfred DA 559, Deck Hand, Royal Naval Reserve. Son of John Alfred and Elizabeth Dorcas Hearn; husband of the late Mrs. Hearn. Commemorated Plymouth Naval Memorial.
LOVETT, Hugh McVey Act/Lieutenant, Royal Naval Reserve.
Commemorated Plymouth Naval Memorial.
 
MACLEOD, William A. DA 9727, Deck Hand, Royal Naval Reserve. Aged 26. Son of Colin and Jessie MacLeod, of Hillhead, Lochinver, Lairg, Sutherlandshire. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial.
MAIR, William Watson DA 1565, Deck Hand, Royal Naval Reserve. Aged 30. Husband of Jane Mair, of 2, York St., Aberdeen. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
MANSLOW, William George DA 608, Deck Hand, Royal Naval Reserve. Aged 34. Son of Eliza Manslow, of 12, De Grey Terrace, Anlaby Rd., Hull, and the late Alfred Manslow. Commemorated Plymouth Naval Memorial.
MOORE, John Francis ES 3803, Engineman, Royal Naval Reserve. Aged 25.Son of Philip and Catherine Moore, of 30, New St., Swansea. Commemorated Plymouth Naval Memorial.
REYNOLDS, Richard James 190582, Petty Officer, Royal Navy Aged 35. Son of Charles and Bessie Reynolds, of 3, Sea View Terrace, Rathmullen, Co. Donegal; husband of Annie E. Reynolds, of 29, Knockhall Chase, Greenhithe, Kent. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
SCOTT, David DA 11439, Deck Hand, Royal Naval Reserve. Aged 34. Son of the late James and Betsy Scott, of Eday; husband of Maggie Jane Scott, of Fort Calfsound, Eday, Orkney. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
THOMPSON, John William DA 9565, Deck Hand, Royal Naval Reserve. Husband of Isabella Boylen (formerly Thompson), of 124, Churchway, North Shields. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial.
WIDDICOMBE, Rennels Edmond B 5382, 2nd Hand, Royal Naval Reserve. Aged 30. Son of John and Rhoda Widdicombe, of Brixham; husband of Annie Widdicombe, of 37, Overgang Rd., Brixham, Devon. Commemorated Plymouth Naval Memorial.
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

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