Kingston upon Hull War Memorial 1914 - 1918

The story of Hull in World War One

HMT 'EGRET H21' sank 1st June 1918

The Trawler 'EGRET' was  Launched on 30/09/1898; It was originally a Hull registered trawler (H.21) and owned by Great Northern Steamship Fishing Co., Hull; Requisitioned by the Admiralty in 1918, the Vessel was torpedoed and sunk without warning, 2 miles E x N of Spurn Light vessel; 11 lives were lost including the Master.

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LOST CREW - HMT EGRET 

  1. CROWE, E (41), Cook, Steam Trawler Egret, †01/06/1918, Father of E. Crowe, of 53, Glasgow St., Hull. Born at Hull, Memorial:Tower Hill Memorial
  2. FISHER, GEORGE (54), Second Hand, Steam Trawler Egret, †01/06/1918, Husband of Mary Jane Fisher, of 3, Leura Grove, Tyne St., Hull. Born at Hull, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
  3. FRANCIS, SEPTIMUS (23), Fourth Hand, Steam Trawler Egret, †01/06/1918, Son of Henry Walter Francis and Elizabeth Francis; husband of Evelyn Francis (nee Hall), of 9, Granville Avenue, West Dock St., Hull. Born at Hull, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
  4. MACLEOD, NORMAN (20), Deck Hand (no. 14988DA), Armed Fishing Vessel Egret, †01/06/1918, Son of Alexander and Catherine Macleod, of 22, Raerinish, Lochs, Stornoway, Ross-shire, Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial
  5. MCFEE, WILLIAM (54), Skipper, Trawler Egret, †01/06/1918, Husband of Laura McFee, of 75, Ena St., Boulevard, Hull, Memorial:Tower Hill Memorial
  6. MEARS, ALFRED WELBURN (22), Third Hand, Steam Trawler Egret, †01/06/1918, Son of Maria Mears of 3, Fern Glove, Harrow St., Hull, and the late Fergus Mears, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
  7. RIDSDILL, WILLIAM HENRY (27), First Engineer, Steam Trawler Egret, †01/06/1918, Son of Sarah Ridsdill, and the late John Henry Ridsdill; husband of Ruth Willy Ridsdill (nee Brocklesby), of 6, Cedar Grove, Eastbourne St., Hull. Born at Hull, Memorial:Tower Hill Memorial
  8. ROBERTS, CLARENCE (21), Trimmer, Steam Trawler Egret, †01/06/1918, Son of Benjamin and Kate Roberts, of 5, Louisa Terrace, St. George's Rd., Hull, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
  9. SANDERSON, WILLIAM (60), Second Engineer, Steam Trawler Egret, †01/06/1918, Son of the late John and Ann Sanderson; husband of Annie Kirk Sanderson (nee Mager), of 8, Naburn St., Woodcock St., Hull. Born at Hull, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
  10. SMITH, WILLIAM (43), Boatswain, Steam Trawler Egret, †01/06/1918, Son of Mary Smith and the late William Smith; husband of Mary Ann Smith (formerly Dilbo, nee Rapley), of 8, Langdale Crescent, Flinton St., Hull. Born at Boston, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
  11. TUTCHER, JOHN (50), Spare Hand, Steam Trawler Egret, †01/06/1918, Son of Susan Tutcher, and the late John: Tutcher; husband of Ada Salina Tutcher (nee Blakey), of 2, Chiltern Villas, Division Rd., Hull. Born at Plymouth, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial