Great War Dundee
This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
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- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no:
- Rank: Master/1st Mate
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: S.S. Polglass Castle
- Unit/Ship: Mercantile Marine
- Place of Death: Died at Sea
- Age at Death: 32
- Date of Death: 26.02.1918
- Burial Country:
- Grave/Mem Ref no:
- Date of Birth: 27.08.1885
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 3 Murray St, Dundee
Kathleen Cunningham, 3 Murray St, Dundee
More about Jeremiah Turnbull
Jeremiah is remembered on St. Patricks R.C. Church, Dundee, Roll of Honour. He died at sea while serving aboard S.S. Polglass Castle. This man is not listed on C.W.G.C. As He was not listed on this site would indicate that his death was not due to the war.
Jeremiah drowned in the New York Harbour when the Tug”St Patrick” of New York crashed into wreckage while taking Jeremiah ashore on Government related business. The tug immediately sank taking Jeremiah with it. His body was never recovered.
The Polglass Castle was launched in 1903 and was captured by Britain in 1914. In 1916 she was renamed the S.S. Polglass Castle. In 1921 she was sold to the Hansa Line and renamed Reichenfels.
Jeremiah Turnbull Master SS Polglass Castle
TURNBULL—Drowned while in the discharge of his duty, in February, Captain J. Turnbull of H.M.T. Polglass Castle, aged 32, beloved husband of Kathleen Cunningham, 3 Murray Street, Dalgleish Road, Dundee.
Dundee Peoples Journal 4th May 1918
Additional information kindly supplied by Genevieve Hutton, Gary Thomson and Michael Caldwell
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