Great War Dundee
This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no:
- Rank: Chief Engineer
- Service Occupation:
- 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
- Burial Country:
- Cemetery: Tower Hill Memorial, London
- Grave/Mem Ref no:
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Broughty Ferry
- Address: 5 Ramsay Pl, Broughty Ferry
Mother, Ramsay Pl, Broughty Ferry
Johanna Isabella Bain, 12 Malvern Rd, Wallasey, Cheshire
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.
Donald Bain Chief Engineer S.S. Redesmere
BROUGHTY MARINE ENGINEER REPORTED MISSING.
Chief Engineer Bain, Broughty Ferry, is reported missing. Mr Bain’s vessel was lost at sea, and a telegram received by his mother, who resided at Ramsay Place, Broughty Ferry, states that a boat with survivors had arrived at an English port, but Mr Bain’s fate was unknown. He was married, and had been in the mercantile marine for about twenty years. He is the eldest son of the late Mr Donald Bain, Broughty Ferry.
Dundee Courier 2nd November 1917
BROUGHTY ENGINEER DROWNED.
Mrs D. Bain, Ramsay Place, Broughty Ferry, has received information that her eldest son, Mr D. Bain, chief engineer, has been drowned through the sinking of the vessel he was serving on. Mr Bain leaves a widow (a Perth lady) and one child, who reside in Liverpool. Deceased was in Broughty Ferry in July for a few days’ holiday. Much sympathy is felt for his mother and family in their bereavement.
Broughty Ferry Guide 9th November 1917
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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