John Sydie Smith

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
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  • Rank: Third Engineer
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  • Regiment/Service: S.S. Lorle
  • Unit/Ship: Mercantile Marine
  • Place of Death: Lost at Sea
  • Age at Death: 28
  • Date of Death: 11.06.1918
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  • Cemetery: Tower Hill Memorial, London
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Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 1890
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
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  • Mother:

    Catherine Smith

  • Father:

    John Smith

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Janet Menzies Smith (nee Alexander) Towerhill House, Newburgh, Fife.

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More about John Sydie Smith

John 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 including her Master, on route from Bilbao for Heysham with a cargo of iron ore.

Information supplied by Gary Thomson

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