This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
William Robert Fleming
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no:
- Rank: First Engineer
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: S.S. Lorle
- Unit/Ship: Mercantile Marine
- Place of Death: Lost at Sea
- Age at Death: 55
- Date of Death: 11.06.1918
- Burial Country:
- Cemetery: Tower Hill Memorial, London
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- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Melbourne, Australia
- Address: 3 South Tay St, Dundee
Jeanie Clark Crockatt Fleming (nee McWalter), 3 South Tay St, Dundee
More about William Robert Fleming
William has no known grave but is remembered on the Tower Hill Memorial. He was serving aboard S.S. Lorle which was a 2,686 ton defensively-armed British Merchant Ship. On the 11th June 1918 when 12 miles SSW from the Lizard, Cornwall she was torpedoed without warning and sunk by German submarine UB-103. 19 lives lost includingthe Master. She was on route from Bilbao for Heysham with a cargo of iron ore at the time of her sinking.
William was the father of Pte David Wilson Fleming S/25611, 8th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, who was killed in action 28.07.1918.
Information supplied by Gary Thomson
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