John Williams

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: M/22060
  • Rank: Shipwright 2nd Class
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: M.F.A. Eleanor
  • Unit/Ship: Royal Navy
  • Place of Death: Lost at Sea
  • Age at Death: 27
  • Date of Death: 12.02.1918
  • Burial Country:
  • Cemetery: Chatham Naval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 29

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 09.01.1891
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 6 Greendykes Rd, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Jessie Williams, 17 Laburnam Ave, Wallsend

  • Father:

    John Williams, 17 Laburnam Ave, Wallsend

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about John Williams

M.F.A. Eleanor was torpedoed and sunk by German Submarine UB 57 on 12/02/1918 off St Catherines Point with the loss of 34 lives. She was carrying a cargo of 1,434 mines and 200 depth charges. The original Dundee Roll of Honour has John Listed as a Petty Officer but the only John Williams on board at the time of the sinking was a  John Williams, Shipwright 2nd class.

John Williams   M/22060   Royal Navy

WILLIAMS—Lost at sea, on Feb. 12, aged 27 John the dearly beloved and youngest son of John and Jessie Williams, of 37 Albert Terrace, Wallsend-on-Tyne, late of Dundee. – Inserted by his father and mother, John and Jessie Williams.

Dundee People’s Journal 23rd February 1918

information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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