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LOWESTOFT, SAILORS' & FISHERMEN'S BETHEL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2014

The memorial for The Sailor's & Fishermen's Bethel, Lowestoft is now held in the Lowestoft War Memorial Museum. Several other memorials are also held in the museum. The World War 1 memorial is in the form of an enqgraved brass plaque containing the inscription and the names affixed to a wooden base board. The names listed here have been sorted into alphabetical order for ease of reading and research.

Photographs Copyright © Robert Jarvis 2014

SAILORS' & FISHERMEN'S BETHEL
LOWESTOFT

1914
IN MEMORY OF OUR BROTHERS WHO FELL
IN THE GREAT WAR
1918
BLOWERS
Reginald aka Reggie
Air Mechanic 1st Class F/2185, H.M.S. President, Royal naval Air Service, Died 12 January 1916. Aged 23. Son of Edward and Mary Blowers, of 5, Sunnyside Cottages, Victoria Rd., Oulton Broad, Lowestoft. Buried in GILLINGHAM (WOODLANDS) CEMETERY, KENT. Naval Plot 25. Grave 1319. See also Lowestoft and and Lowestoft St Margaret's
COOK
Alfred [Thomas]
Born Lowestoft 22 Dec 1896. Deck Hand in the Royal Naval Reserve on HMS Q20, his service number was 7823DA (Ch). He was killed or died by means other than disease, accident or enemy action, his body was not recovered for burial. His parents are Joseph and Sabina Cook, of 16 Waveney Terrace, Whapload Road, Lowestoft. His next of kin was listed as his mother Sabina Cook living 2 Cooks Buildings, Lowestoft. His name is also on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Panel 26. See also Lowestoft and Lowestoft St Margaret's
COOK
Leonard
Lance Corporal 463965, 47th Battalion, Canadian Regiment. Killed in France. See also Lowestoft
COOPER
William [Joseph]
Skipper, "Mistletoe", Mercantile Marine. Blown up by mine 7 May 1919. Aged 52. Husband of Susie Alice Cooper, of 61, Rotterdam Rd., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.
DOY
Charles [Henry]
Second Hand 2250SA, H.M. Drfiter "Launch Out", Royal Naval Reserve. Killed in Channel Raid 26 October 1916. Aged 38. Son of Charles and Harriett Doy, of Lowestoft; husband of Emily Matilda Doy, of 73, Sussex Rd., Lowestoft, Suffolk. Awarded Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 18. See also Lowestoft and Lowestoft St Margaret's

Note: H.M. Drifter Launch Out built 1909, 67 tons. Hired 1915. Sunk by gunfire from German destroyers in the Dover Strait 27th October 1916. She was part of the large fleet that maintained the net barrage across the Dover Strait to prevent German submarines passing westward into the Channel. They were also equipped to attack U Boats as well as maintain the barrage.

Launch Out was in company with the drifters Young Crow, EBC, Ajax II, Mishe Nahama and IFS in the vicinity of 9a buoy along the barrage when they were attacked by the destroyers. Ajax II and Launch Out were sunk, EBC was damaged. Buoy 9a was at the southern end of the Sandettie Bank.

HOLLAND
Michael [Daniel]
Born Lowestoft 25 July 1893. Deck Hand in the Royal Naval Reserve on HM Drifter Waltham, his service number was 2788DA (Ch). He was killed or died as a direct result of enemy action on 10 October 1917, his body was not recovered for burial. His next of kin was his wife Winifred E Holland, living 23 Windsor Terrace, Bay Road, Larne, Ireland. He was awarded the Silver Medal "For Zeal" (Russia). No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 26. See also Lowestoft and Lowestoft St Margaret's
KEMP
Horace
Skipper 1905, H.M. Drifter "Launch Out", Royal Naval Reserve. Died of wounds 29 October 1916. Buried in LOWESTOFT (KIRKLEY) CEMETERY, Suffolk. Plot/Row/Section W. Grave 55. See also Lowestoft
WRIGHT
William
Deck Hand 8866DA, H.M. Drifter "Michaelmas Daisy", Royal Naval Reserve. Died 26 November 1916. Aged 37. Son of William and Amelia Wright, of Lamas, Norwich. Native of Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 19.
YOUNGMAN
William [James Witter]
[Lowestoft memorials lists him as Seaman 7646] Ordinary Seaman Z/7606, Royal Naval Depot (Crystal Palace) and Bristol Port Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died from disease 8th october 1918. Aged 18. He was born in Kirkley, Lowestoft, Suffolk on the 4th September 1900, his father was William James Youngman, living 5 Grosvenor Road, South Lowestoft at the time of his death and his mother was Lilian (known as Lily) Mary, living 18 John Street, South Lowestoft at the time of his death. He had a younger sister called Irene Vera YOUNGMAN, born in 1907. Buried in LOWESTOFT (KIRKLEY) CEMETERY, Suffolk. Plot/Row/Section Y. Grave 35. See also Lowestoft and Lowestoft St Margaret's
YOUNGS
Leonard
Private 3375, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 16 September 1916. Aged 22. Enlisted Ipswich. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Youngs, of 9, Ashley Rd., Lowestoft. Buried in LOWESTOFT (BECCLES ROAD) CEMETERY, Suffolk. Plot/Row/Section I. Grave 120. See also Lowestoft
YOUNGS
Percy
Private 45348, 7th Battalion. Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 9 August 1917. Born Upton, Norfolk. enlisted Attleborough, Norfolk. Buried in MONCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, MONCHY-LE-PREUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row K. Grave 16.

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

Last updated: 4 June, 2017

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