David Moodie Chalmers

Military Information

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  • Rank: Third Engineer
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  • Regiment/Service: S.S. Samoset
  • Unit/Ship: Mercantile Marine
  • Place of Death: Lost at Sea
  • Age at Death: 26
  • Date of Death: 20.03.1918
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  • Cemetery: Tower Hill Memorial, London
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Personal Information

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  • Address: 266 Blackness Rd, Dundee
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  • Father:

    John Chalmers, 266 Blackness Rd, Dundee

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More about David Moodie Chalmers

David has no known grave but is remembered on the Tower Hill Memorial, he was serving aboard S.S. Samoset, which was built by Napier & Miller, Ltd., Glasgow in 1909 and owned at the time of her loss by Standard Transportation Co. Ltd., Hong Kong, she was a British tanker of 5,251 tons.

On March 20th, 1918, Samoset, was on a voyage from Port Said to Brindisi with fuel oil, she was sunk by the German submarine U-33 (Gustav SieƟ), 50 miles NxE3/4E of Port Said. 3 persons were lost.

Information supplied by Gary Thomson

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