This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Alexander Piggot Stephen
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no:
- Rank: Lieutenant
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: H.M. Yacht Zarefah
- Unit/Ship: Royal Navy
- Place of Death: Lost at Sea
- Age at Death: 27
- Date of Death: 08.05.1917
- Burial Country:
- Cemetery: Portsmouth Naval Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 27
- Date of Birth: 10.11.1889
- Place of Birth:
Helen Piggot Stephen, 2 Rhona Pl, Queen St, Broughty Ferry
James Stephen, 2 Rhona Pl, Queen St, Broughty Ferry
Frank, Walter McNicoll, James, Alexander & Elizabeth
More about Alexander Piggot Stephen
Alexander has no known grave but is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. He is also remembered on a family gravemarker in Barnhill Cemetery, Broughty Ferry and on the Grove Academy, Broughty Ferry school war memorial.
The Zarefah was originally built as the Marentanza V. In 1914 she was hired by the Royal Navy and equipped for mine sweeping duties. On May 8, 1917 she was struck by a mine from the German Submarine UC-31, 1 mile North East of Mull Head, Deerness with the loss of her 16 man crew.
Alexander Stephen Lieutenant Royal Navy
BROUGHTY FERRY NAVAL OFFICER KILLED.
Navigating Lieutenant Alexander Stephen, so of the late James Stephen, blacksmith and Mrs Stephen, Rhona Place, Queen Street, Broughty Ferry, who was in command of a patrol boat, has been killed. Deceased, who was twenty-seven years of age, held a master’s certificate, and was regarded as a very efficient seaman.
Dundee Courier 14th May 1917
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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