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
- Grave/Mem Ref no:
- 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.
William Robert Fleming First Engineer S.S. Lorie
FLEMING―At sea, on June 11th, through enemy action, William Robert Fleming, engineer, husband of Jeanie McWalter, 3 South Tay Street, Dundee.
Dundee Courier 8th July 1918
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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