William Robert Fleming

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
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  • Rank: First Engineer
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  • 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
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  • Cemetery: Tower Hill Memorial, London
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Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Melbourne, Australia
  • Address: 3 South Tay St, Dundee
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  • Father:
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  • Spouse:

    Jeanie Clark Crockatt Fleming (nee McWalter), 3 South Tay St, Dundee

  • Children:

    David

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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