Donald Bain

Military Information

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  • Rank: Chief Engineer
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  • Regiment/Service: S.S. Redesmere
  • Unit/Ship: Mercantile Marine
  • Place of Death: Lost at Sea
  • Age at Death: 46
  • Date of Death: 28.10.1917
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  • Cemetery: Tower Hill Memorial, London
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Personal Information

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  • Place of Birth: Broughty Ferry
  • Address: 5 Ramsay Pl, Broughty Ferry
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  • Spouse:

    Johanna Isabella Bain, 12 Malvern Rd, Wallasey, Cheshire

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More about Donald Bain

Donald has no known grave but is remembered on the Tower Hill Memorial. He was serving aboard S.S. Redesmere, built by Sunderland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Sunderland in 1911 and owned at the time of her loss by Bromport SS. Co. Ltd. (H. R. Greenhalgh), Manchester, was a British steamer of 2123 tons.

On October 28th, 1917, Redesmere, on a voyage from Barry to Southampton with a cargo of coal, was sunk by the German submarine UB-40 (Hans Howaldt), 6 miles WSW of St. Catherine’s Point. 19 persons were lost.

Information supplied by Gary Thomson

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