Kingston upon Hull War Memorial 1914 - 1918

The story of Hull in World War One

Cheetham

Second Officer, Alfred Buchacan Cheetham, sank with the Steam Ship ‘Prunelle’ on the 22nd August 1918. It was sunk on a voyage from London to Dundee carrying a cargo of Jute when it was torpedoed by the U-Boat 112, 2 miles South East of Blyth. He left a widow Eliza and daughter Carrie at number 40 Bean Street, Anlaby Road. Their 16 year old son Wilfred Alfred Cheetham also drowned, when the Hull Steam Ship, ‘Adriatic ‘ was sunk on the 31st October 1916.