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
- 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
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.
Information supplied by Gary Thomson
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