This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
John Fitzgerald Mudie
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no: 3591A
- Rank: Leading Seaman
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: H.M.S. Stephen Furness
- Unit/Ship: Royal Naval Reserve
- Place of Death: Lost at Sea
- Age at Death: 27
- Date of Death: 13.12.1917
- Burial Country:
- Cemetery: Portsmouth Naval Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 27
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 33 Watson St Dundee
- Occupation: Merchant Seaman
Mary Fitzgerald Mudie
Mary Mudie, 25 Charles St, Dundee
Alice, born 02.04.1910, Catherine, born 22.08.1911, Mary, born 15.05.1913 & John, born 14.06.1916
More about John Fitzgerald Mudie
John has no known grave but is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. He was serving aboard H.M.S. Stephen Furness, which was requisitioned by the Admiralty for use as a Squadron Supply Ship (1915) and later as an Armed Boarding Steamer. She sank at 16:15 on 13 December, 1917 of the West Coast of the Isle of Man. The ship was enroute from Lerwick to Liverpool for repairs when she was struck by a torpedo from German Submarine UB-64.
John Mudie 3591A Royal Navy
NAVAL RESERVIST KILLED IN ACTION.
Mrs Mudie, 33 Watson Street, Dundee, has been officially notified that her husband, Leading Seaman John Mudie, R.N.R., has been killed through naval action. He was in the R.N.R., and was called up when war broke out.
Previous to the outbreak of hostilities he was resident in Glasgow, and was employed as a merchant seaman. He leaves a widow and four children.
Dundee Courier 25th December 1917
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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