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Trawlermen Casualties 1914-20

 

 

PHM = Presumed Hit Mine

RGS = Refused to Go to Sea

1st / 2nd Eng = Engineer

This list is not comprehensive, so full names, corrections and additions are welcome.

Details have been collated from various sources:

Lincolnshire Standard newspaper;

The National Archives;

Bill Hunt, Lecturer in History;

“Boston, its fishermen and the First World War”

by Paul Meyer & John C Revell (with permission)

SURNAME

NAME

AGE

ADDRESS

RANK

BOAT

DATE

FATE

??

George

 

 

2nd Eng

Bostonian

PHM, Sept 1920

Missing

??

 

 

Norwegian

 

Harrier

 

released 03/09/1914

AISTHORPE

Fred

23

sailed from another port

 

Recolo

26 April 1915

died at sea, NKG

ANDERSON

G

 

1 Daisy Dale, Skirkbeck

 

Wigtoft

01 August 1914

POW

ANSLOW

Edward

28

 

1st Eng

Carrington

Sunk 14 March 1916

died at sea, NKG

ARMFIELD

J

 

Oxford St

 

Marnay

 

 

ARMITAGE

William

 

Local, sailed from another port

 

Scotland

08 July 1919

died at sea, NKG

ARMSTRONG

A

 

 

Apprentice

Walrus

 

 

BAILEY

A

 

25 Duke St

 

Walrus

Captured 1914

 

BAINES

T

 

10 May Villas

 

Kesteven

28 March 1915

 

BAKER

James T or J J

58

Hospital Lane, Skirbeck

Skipper

Skirbeck

 

died 15/07/1915, Sennelager

BAYES

Thomas W

23

 

 

Derwent

PHM, 26 Jan 1920

died at sea, NKG

BEAVERS

Jack/John

 

1 Alpine Terrace, Skirbeck

 

Porpoise

 

POW, home Nov 1918

BEECHAM

Arthur

27

sailed from another port

 

Cassiopeia

06 November 1915

died at sea, NKG

BIGGADYKE

Bert

20

 

2nd Eng

Fijian

sunk 05/06/1915

died at sea, NKG

BIRD

W T

 

 

 

Flavian

1914

POW, arrvd home 7 Jan 1918

BLAKEY

George F

 

 

3rd H

Bostonian

PHM, Sept 1920

Missing

BLAKEY

Henry

 

12 Queen St

 

Julian

sunk 1914

 

BLAKEY

W

 

Mount Bridge, Skirbeck

 

Porpoise

 

 

BONTOFT

Joseph

 

10 King St

 

Flavian

 

POW, arrvd home Nov 1918

BONTOFT

John?

 

6 Bedford Place

 

Skirbeck

01 August 1914

POW

BONTOFT

H

 

5 Spain Lane

 

Skirbeck

01 August 1914

POW

BOULTON

H

 

50 James St

 

Marnay

 

 

BOURNE

J

 

85 Liquorpond St

 

Porpoise

 

POW exch,  arrvd home 7 Jan 1918

BRAIME

F

 

 

Fireman

Dalmatian

sunk 15 April 1917

died at sea in lifeboat

BRAIME

Louis

 

 

3rd H

Skirbeck

 

POW exch,  arrvd home 7 Jan 1918

BRAIME

K

 

1 Hamlet Terrace

 

 

 

 

BRAIME

W

 

sailed from another port

 

Holland

25 November 1916

died at sea, NKG

BROWN

J

 

22 Duke St

 

Wigtoft

01 August 1914

POW

BROWN

R

 

Bedford Place

 

Lindsey

1914

 

BROWN

Frederick Hansard

21

 

Deckhand

Lindsey

Presumed hit mine, 10 Sept 1920

Missing

BRUNNING

W

 

23 Daisy Dale

 

Wigtoft

 

 

BUCK

Albert John

24

 

 

Derwent

Presumed hit mine, 26 Jan 1920

died at sea, NKG

BURNILL

R C

 

 

 

 

 

Ruhleben 1918

BUTTERFIELD

Henry Walter

33

 

Fireman

Lindsey

Presumed hit mine, 10 Sept 1920

Missing

CHAFFEY

William

 

4 Munt Bridge Terrace, Bostn

Skipper

Julian

sunk 1914

POW exch,  arrvd home 7 Jan 1918

CHRISTIAN

George

 

 

Chief Eng

Indian

sunk 1914

died as POW 1915

CLARKE

Albert P

 

 

1st Eng

Bostonian

Presumed hit mine, Sept 1920

Missing

CLARKE

A

 

28 Daisy Dale,Skirbeck

 

Porpoise

 

 

CLARKE

J E

 

Alfred St

 

Lindsey

1914

 

CLARKE

Walter Richard

 

 

 

Derwent

PHM, 26 Jan 1920

died at sea, NKG

COATES

W D

 

local, sailed from another port

 

Earl

21 January 1916

died at sea, NKG

COLE

W

 

Victoria Inn

 

Flavian

28 March 1905

POW exch,  arrvd home 7 Jan 1918

COLEMAN

George

 

 

Fireman

Arctic

sunk 05/06/1915

Ret to Boston 7/06/15

COMMACK

William

30

local, sailed from another port

 

Earl Howard

11 December 1914

died at sea, NKG

CORBIN

F

 

 

Deckhand

Dalmatian

sunk 15 April 1917

died at sea in lifeboat

CORNFORD

J

 

 

Apprentice

Wigtoft

 

 

CORNFORD

Thomas

 

 

Apprentice

Lindsey

 

 

COX

 

 

 

 

Brothertoft

 

 

CROWDER

Henry

 

Lincoln Lane or Victoria Inn

 

Indian

sunk 1914

POW exch,  arrvd home 7 Jan 1918

DARBY

William Alfred

55

 

 

Derwent

PHM, 26 Jan 1920

died at sea, NKG

DAWKINS

J

 

Volunteer Inn

 

Lindsey

sunk 1914

 

DENNIS

Ben

 

4 Station Court, Station St

 

Julian

sunk 1914

POW

DOBSON

Thomas

38

 

Deckhand

Fijian

sunk 05/06/1915

died at sea, NKG

DRAPER

G

 

 

1st H

Dalmatian

sunk 15 April 1917

died at sea in lifeboat

DRIVER

F

 

29 Daisy Dale

 

Marnay

 

 

DUFFIELD

A

21

 

2nd H

Lindsey

PHM, 10 Sept 1920

Missing

EASON

J J

27

 

3rd H

Lindsey

PHM, 10 Sept 1920

Missing

EASTICK

J E

 

St Johns Road, Boston

 

Flavian

28 March 1905

 

EASTICK

James

46

 

Steward

Holland

Sunk March 1916

Killed

EGGERS

J J

 

Fairfield Terrace

 

Kesteven

Captured 1914

 

ENGLAND

John

 

2 Jubilee Terrace

 

Porpoise

 

POW, arrvd home Nov 1918

EVANS

Joseph A

52

local, sailed from another port

 

Ventnor

24 July 1915

died at sea, NKG

EVERITT

George

 

44 Archer lane

 

Lindsey

1914

POW

FARMAN

Alber

 

Liquorpond St

 

Flavian

1914

POW

FISHER

William

 

 

 

Sutterton

 

Convicted Boston, RGS  Dec 1915

FISHER

Jimmy

over 45

 

 

 

 

POW

FLETCHER

J

 

James St

 

Kesteven

01 August 1914

POW

FLETCHER

Wm

 

21 Pinfold Lane

Fireman

Kesteven

 

 

FOLLOWS

Ernest

20

 

fireman

Fijian

sunk 05/06/1915

died at sea, NKG

FORWOOD

Henry Victor

19

 

Deckhand

Lindsey

PHM, Sept 1920

Missing

FOSTER

Robert

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOSTER

H

 

 

Apprentice

Kesteven

 

 

FOX

Herbert

 

 

 

Julian

sunk 1914

POW

FRANCIS

Daniel Robert

24

 

 

Derwent

PHM, 26 Jan 1920

died at sea, NKG

FRYATT

Hy

 

4 Ashill Row,

 

Lindsey

1914

 

FULLER

Thomas

 

 

Deckhand

Arctic

sunk 05/06/1915

died at sea, NKG

GALE

Frank

 

316 Wellington St, Grimsby

1st eng

Marnay

 

POW exch,  arrvd home 7 Jan 1918

GALE

D R D

 

 

Apprentice

Wigtoft

 

 

GOWER

James Henry

18

 

 

Derwent

Presumed hit mine, 26 Jan 1920

died at sea, NKG

GRAHAM

J H

 

 

Apprentice

Porpoise

 

 

GRANT

G

43

 

cook

Lindsey

Presumed hit mine, Sept 1920

Missing

GRAVER

W

 

34 Norfolk Place

 

Walrus

28 March 1905

 

GRAVES

John

 

Wellington House, Skirbeck

 

Indian

sunk 1914

POW

GREEN

Lawrence

 

South Terrace

2nd eng

Walrus

 

POW, arrvd  home 24 nov 1918

GREEN

D

 

South Terrace

 

 

 

 

GREENACRE

Job

59

 

3rd H

Carrington

Sunk 14 March 1916

Killed

HACK

T

30

 

1st Eng

Brothertoft

sunk April 1917

killed

HADINOTT

Tom

45

 

Fireman

Sutterton

sunk April 1917

died at sea, NKG

HANCOCK

P

 

 

Skipper

Brothertoft

sunk April 1917

killed

HARDEN

Wm

 

Crapleys Court, Boston

 

Kesteven

01 August 1914

POW

HARMAN

William

55

 

2nd H

Holland

Sunk March 1916

Killed

HARRIS

William Henry

 

 

 

 

 

 

HARRIS

W

 

 

Apprentice

Porpoise

 

 

HARRISON

W

 

local, sailed from another port

 

Quair

03 November 1916

died at sea, NKG

HAWKINS

George

64

 

2nd H

Fijian

sunk 05/06/1915

died at sea, NKG

HAZELL

William

48

38 Liquorpond Lane

Skipper

Walrus

 

died as POW 1918

HENRY

C

 

 

Apprentice

Walrus

 

 

HILEY

Thomas

57

 

Deckhand

Fijian

sunk 05/06/1915

died at sea, NKG

HIPKIN

A

 

Freiston Road

 

 

 

 

HOLLIS

James J

 

local, sailed from another port

 

Isle of Man

14 December 1919

died at sea, NKG

HOWARD

E

 

 

Deckhand

Bostonian

Presumed hit mine, Sept 1920

Missing

JOHNSON

W Alfred

 

 

2nd H

Bostonian

Presumed hit mine, Sept 1920

Missing

JOHNSON

C

 

Dutch

3rd H

Seti

 

released 03/09/1914

JOHNSON

Alfred

 

Charles St, Skirbeck

 

Julian

sunk 1914

POW exch,  harrvd home 7 Jan 1918

JONES

Fred J

 

Albert, Terrace, Skirbeck Rd

 

Flavian

sunk 1914

POW, arrvd home 30 Nov 1918

KEMP

Walter J

29

local, sailed from another port

 

Don

06 May 1915

died at sea, NKG

KEY

Ernest

 

Bull Inn, Skirbeck

 

Julian

sunk 1914

POW

KIERTON

R

36

 

2nd Eng

Brothertoft

sunk April 1917

killed

KNOWLES

John

 

 

 

Sutterton

 

Convicted Boston Dec 1915, RGS

LADDS

Frederick

54

 

Deckhand

Carrington

Sunk  14 March 1916

killed

LAWRENCE

Alfred William

25

 

Trimmer

HMT Holdene

02 February 1917

Missing 02/02/1917

LAWRENCE

H

 

22 Daisy Dale Skirbeck

 

Kesteven

01 August 1914

POW

LAWRENCE

Alfred

 

local, sailed from another port

 

HMT Burnley

02 February 1917

died at sea, NKG

LAWRENCE

Charles

 

local, sailed from another port

 

HMT Holdene

07 February 2009

died at sea, NKG

LEWIS

William, (RNR)

 

 

Skipper

Angerton

 

 

LEWIS

Albert Victor

27

 

Skipper

Lindsey

Presumed hit mine, Sept 1920

Missing

LEWIS

Fred

31

 

1st Eng

Lindsey

Presumed hit mine, Sept 1920

Missing

LISSELL

Thomas

 

29 Drain Bank, Skirbeck

 

Wigtoft

 

POW, arrvd  home nov 1918

LUCAS

William

 

local, sailed from another port

 

Bel Lily

23 October 1917

died at sea, NKG

MACE

Walter

 

 

2nd H

Arctic

sunk 05/06/1915

died at sea, NKG

MALTBY

A

 

Freiston Road

 

Walrus

Captured August 1914

POW

MALTBY

W

 

Harrisons Court, Blue St

 

Marnay

 

 

MARSDEN

Harry

52

26 Lawrence Lane

 

Skirbeck

 

died as POW 17/06/1915,Sennelager

MARTIN

Fred

 

 

3rd H

Arctic

sunk 05/06/1915

Ret to Boston 7/06/15

MARTIN

C

57

 

cook

Bostonian

Presumed hit mine, Sept 1920

Missing

MASON

Joseph

 

 

3rd H

Dalmatian

sunk 15 April 1917

POW

MASSINGHAM

William

 

23 Duke St

 

Flavian

1914

POW

MEEDS

Thomas

 

local, sailed from another port

 

Shakespeare

14 May 1917

died at sea, NKG

MILLINS

Henry

50

local, sailed from another port

 

Ventnor

24 July 1915

died at sea, NKG

MITCHELL

Herbert Colley

33

 

Fireman

Holland

Sunk March 1916

killed

MOODY

Enos

 

local, sailed from another port

 

T W Mould

13 Mrch 1919

died at sea, NKG

MOON

W

 

 

Apprentice

Skirbeck

 

 

MOORE

C J

20

 

Fireman

Bostonian

Presumed hit mine, Sept 1920

Missing

MOSS

James

45

 

3rd H

Fijian

sunk 05/06/1915

died at sea, NKG

NEILSON

Henry Peter

 

Norwegian

3rd H

Marnay

 

released 26/09/1914

NEWMAN

J

18

 

Deckhand

Brothertoft

sunk April 1917

killed

NORMAN

F

36

 

Deckhand

Brothertoft

sunk April 1917

killed

NORTON

J W

 

 

1st Eng

Dalmatian

sunk 15 April 1917

died at sea in lifeboat

OGILVIE

James

26

 

 

Derwent

Presumed hit mine, 26 Jan 1920

died at sea, NKG

PAGE

Walter

55

 

2nd H

Carrington

Sunk 14 March 1916

killed

PARKER

F

 

24 Daisy Dale

 

Marnay

 

 

PARKER

W

 

Fishtoft Rd

Skipper

Wigtoft

01 August 1914

POW exch,  arrvd home 7 Jan 1918

PARVIN

Thomas Storr

 

 

Skipper

Holland

Sunk March 1916

killed

PASSON

Harry

48

 

Cook

Fijian

sunk 05/06/1915

died at sea, NKG

PAWLETT

john R

41

local, sailed from another port

 

St Lawrence

03 October 1914

died at sea, NKG

PEARCE

F

 

20 Harrington St, Grimsby

 

Marnay

 

POW exch,  arrvd home 7 Jan 1918

PESTERFIELD

Ernest William

 

 

Skipper

Arctic

sunk 05/06/1915

died at sea, NKG

PESTERFIELD

Aaron

 

 

Steward

Arctic

sunk 05/06/1915

Ret to Boston 7/06/15

PICK

Thomas

43

 

Fireman

Carrington

Sunk 14 March 1916

died at sea, NKG

PRATT

William

 

local, sailed from another port

 

Egret

01 December 1918

died at sea, NKG

PRATTEN

JH

 

21 Daisy Dale, Skirbeck

 

Walrus

captured 1914

POW, arrvd  home nov 1918

PRIESTLEY

W

 

 

Deckhand

Dalmatian

sunk 15 April 1917

died at sea in lifeboat

READ

A

 

27 Rosegarth St

 

Marnay

 

 

READ

William

54

local, sailed from another port

 

Viceroy

07 December 1915

died at sea, NKG

REAR

Edward

 

Charles St, Skirbeck

 

Indian

sunk 1914

POW exch,  arrvd home 7 Jan 1918

REECE

Carl

 

Mount Bridge, Skirbeck

 

Indian

sunk 1914

POW

REVELL

John William

22

 

Deckhand

Lindsey

Presumed hit mine, 10 Sept 1920

Missing

RICE

S

22

local, sailed from another port

 

Lord Howick

14 September 1914

died at sea, NKG

RICHARDS

J C

 

 

Steward

Dalmatian

sunk 15 April 1917

died at sea in lifeboat

RINGWOOD

J

40

 

2nd Hand

Brothertoft

sunk April 1917

killed

RODGERS

Joseph

23

 

 

Derwent

Presumed hit mine, 26 Jan 1920

died at sea, NKG

ROSE

Albert Edward

18

 

 

Derwent

Presumed hit mine, 26 Jan 1920

died at sea, NKG

ROSENGREEN

Iva

 

 

 

Indian

sunk 1914

POW

ROYAL

James M or James H

 

16 Cheapside

 

Indian

sunk 1914

POW exch, arrvd home 23 Nov 1917

ROYAL

Fred

 

3 Pipe Office Lane

2nd H

Lindsey

sunk 1914

POW,  arrvd home 24 Nov 1918

RUDD

W

 

49 Duke St

 

Kesteven

 

 

RUSHTON

Don

 

28 Caroline St

 

Indian

sunk 1914

POW

RYANT

Hy

 

4 Ashill Row,

 

 

 

 

SANDERSON

A

17

 

Fireman

Brothertoft

sunk April 1917

killed

SAUNDERS

Joseph W

22

 

 

Derwent

Presumed hit mine, 26 Jan 1920

died at sea, NKG

SCOTERICK

G

 

local, sailed from another port

 

Cygnus

01 November 1914

died at sea, NKG

SKINNER

S

 

12 Pen St

 

Julian

 

 

SMITH

J

16

 

Deckhand

Brothertoft

sunk April 1917

killed

SMITH

J

 

Camben Rd  Yarmouth

 

Porpoise

 

 

SMITH

Charles Christopher

18

 

Deckhand

Carrington

Sunk 14  March 1916

Killed

SMITH

Atkin Richard

31

 

1st Eng

Holland

Sunk March 1916

Killed

SMITH

Charlie

 

 

 

 

 

 

SMITH

C

 

 

Apprentice

Lindsey

 

 

SMITH

Ernest C

24

local, sailed from another port

 

Fitzroy

11 October 1915

died at sea, NKG

SMITH

William

 

local, sailed from another port

 

HMT Earl Lennox

01 June 1918

died at sea, NKG

SOUTH

James

 

10 Stafford St

 

Indian

sunk 1914

POW exch,  harrvd home 7 Jan 1918

SPINK

J

 

 

2nd Eng

Dalmatian

sunk 15 April 1917

died at sea in lifeboat

STEARNS

Albert

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEARNS

A S

 

 

Apprentice

Kesteven

 

 

STEELE

W

 

 

 

Walrus

Captured 1914

 

STREETER

C

 

 

Apprentice

Skirbeck

 

 

SULLIVAN

P

30

 

3rd H

Brothertoft

sunk April 1917

killed

TAYLOR

James

 

 

Deckhand

Arctic

sunk 05/06/1915

died at sea, NKG

TAYLOR

H

 

Lawrence Square

 

Wigtoft

aug 1914

POW exch,  arrvd home 7 Jan 1918

THOMAS

Alfred

29

 

Deckhand

Holland

Sunk March 1916

Killed

THOMPSON

john W

31

local, sailed from another port

 

Salvia

29 September 1914

died at sea, NKG

THORGRIMSEN

Chris

36

 

Deckhand

Bostonian

Presumed hit mine, Sept 1920

Missing

TIMBY

Edward Beresford

38

 

Skipper

Bostonian

Presumed hit mine, Sept 1920

Missing

TIMBY

Edward

17

 

Deckhand

Bostonian

Presumed hit mine, Sept 1920

Missing

TIMMATH

W

 

 

Skipper

Fijian

sunk 05/06/1915

died at sea, NKG

TINKLER

Edward

 

 

 

Flavian

sunk 1914

POW, arrvd home Nov 1918

TODD

Edward

 

 

2nd Eng

Arctic

sunk 05/06/1915

Ret to Boston 7/06/15

TODD

Charles C

 

local, sailed from another port

 

Suncloud

08 July 1919

died at sea, NKG

TURNER

George

 

local, sailed from another port

 

Suncloud

15 August 1919

died at sea, NKG

TYLER

Walter

37

 

Steward

Carrington

Sunk 14 March 1916

Killed

UPCRAFT

C

62

 

Steward

Brothertoft

sunk April 1917

killed

WALKERLEY

Charles

 

3 St Marks Terrace

1st mate

Julian

sunk August 1914

POW exch,  arrvd home 7 Jan 1918

WARD

W

 

c/o Mrs Jessop, Irby Place

 

 

 

POW exch,  arrvd home 7 Jan 1918

WARNER

George

45

Duke St

2nd Eng

Lindsey

Presumed hit mine, 10 Sept 1920

Missing

WARSOP or  WORSOP

Charles

 

4a Valentine Terrace

2nd eng

Porpoise

 

POW exch,  arrvd home 7 Jan 1918

WEATHERHOGG

Charles

33

 

2nd eng

Holland

Sunk March 1916

Killed

WEBB

C

 

 

Skipper

Dalmatian

sunk 15 April 1917

died at sea in lifeboat

WHISKING

T

 

 

Deckhand

Dalmatian

sunk 15 April 1917

died at sea in lifeboat

WILLMOTT

J D

 

 

Apprentice

1917

 

 

WILLOWS

Sydney G

31

 

2nd Eng

Carrington

Sunk 14 March 1916

Killed

WILSON

Jhn W

 

local, sailed from another port

 

King George

24 November 1919

died at sea, NKG

WOODS

William

 

4 Pulvertoft Lane

Skipper

Flavian

sunk 1914

POW exch,  arrvd home 7 Jan 1918

WOODS

Stephen

 

 

Skipper

 

Sunk 27 March 1916

POW Brandenberg, Released 9 Dec 1916

WRACK

Thomas

42

 

Chf  Eng

Arctic

sunk 05/06/1915

Ret to Boston 7/06/15

WRACK

Thomas

42

 

Chf  Eng

Fijian

sunk 16/10/1915

died at sea, NKG

YARNOLD

F

 

24 PulvertoftLane

 

Kesteven

01 August 1914

POW

YOUNG

Walter

 

 

Skipper

Carrington

Sunk March 1916

Killed

YOUNGS

William

43

 

3rd H

Holland

Sunk March 1916

Killed

WILCOCK

William

 

 

 

Julian

sunk 1914

POW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Names A - C

 

 

Names D - G

 

Names H - L

 

Names M - R

 

Names S - W