BORN HULL 1883. HIS WIFE MARION PENROSE AND TWO CHILDREN LIVED AT THIS ADDRESS. SON OF JOHN WILLIAM & CAROLINE PENROSE. BEFORE JOINING THE NAVY HE WAS BOILER SCALER. HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL ON THE 9TH MARCH 1917, WITH HIS PHOTOGRAPH. *
The steam Trawler, Halcyon, was built by Cochrane & Cooper, Ltd., Beverley in 1898 and owned at the time of her loss by J. Leyman Jr. was a British trawler of 190 tons.
On February 19th, 1917, Halcyon was sunk by a mine from the German submarine U-71 (Hugo Schmidt), off Butt of Lewis. 11 persons were lost.
CREW LOST ON HALCYON (H408), struck mine off Butt of Lewis, 19th February, 1917.
BLAND, James (39), 281 Hawthorne-Avenue, Hull. Skipper
DORNAN, Frederick (43), 8 John's-Terrace, Redbourne St, Hull. Chief Engineer
GREENWOOD, Richard (41), 16 Day St, Hull. Sparehand
HARLAND, Henry (43), 547 Hessle Road, Hull. Mate
JACKSON, George (18), 9 Harriet-Terrace, Eastbourne St, Hull. 2nd/Engineer
MARSDEN, Henry (43), 46 Paisley St, Hull. Deckhand
PATTERSON, Charles (55), 88 Goulton St, Hull. Bosun
PENROSE, Alfred (34), 5 Albany Terrace, Liverpool Street, Hull Deckhand
RHOADES, Henry (36), 15 St. Andrew's St, Hull. Trimmer
WATTON, E (29), 11 Howe St, Jennings St, Hull. Cook
WEST, John (38), 7 Walter's-Terrace, Brighton St, Hull. 3rd/Hand