This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
David Moodie Chalmers
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- Rank: Third Engineer
- 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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- Address: 266 Blackness Rd, Dundee
John Chalmers, 266 Blackness Rd, Dundee
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 Sieß), 50 miles NxE3/4E of Port Said. 3 persons were lost.
Information supplied by Gary Thomson
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