BORN HULL 31/08/1896. SON OF LATE JOHN FREDERICK DAY & ELIZA SARAH FOSTER, OF 1 CLARENDON VILLAS, HOVE. BRIGHTON, SUSSEX. A DENTAL ASSISTANT. HE ENLISTED AS BUGLER ON 04/05/1914, JOINING THE HOWE BATTALION, ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION. SERVED AS ABLE SEAMAN ON THE STEAM SHIP "NEWLYN. SUNK BY U BOAT ON 02/08/1917. LOST AT SEA, AGED 21. HE IS COMMEMORATED ON THE PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL.
SS Newlyn, built by W. Pickersgill & Sons, Ltd., Sunderland in 1913 and owned at the time of her loss by Newcastle SS. Co. Ltd. (J. J. & C. M. Forster), Newcastle, was a British steamer of 4019 tons.
On August 2nd, 1917, Newlyn, on a voyage from Tyne to Genoa with a cargo of coal & coke, was sunk by the German submarine UB-31 (Thomas Bieber), 2 miles south of Prawle Point. 4 persons were lost.
1. BROWN, JAMES RAMSEY (53), Fireman, SS Newlyn, Mercantile Marine, †02/08/1917, Son of the late Cuthbert and Jane Brown. Born at Jarrow, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
2. COLLINS, BERNARD (41), Fireman, SS Newlyn, Mercantile Marine, †02/08/1917, Son of the late Peter and Margaret Collins. Born at Jarrow, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
3. DAY, JOHN HENRY (21), Able Seaman (no. Sussex/1/321), SS Newlyn, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, †02/08/1917, Son of Eliza Sarah Foster (formerly Day), of I, Clarendon Villas, Hove, Brighton, and the late John Frederick Day. Native of Hull, Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial
4. YOUNG, JACOB (32), Donkeyman, SS Newlyn, Mercantile Marine, †02/08/1917, Son of George and the late Dorothy Young; husband of Sarah Young (nee Brooks), of 21, Brodrick St., South Shields. Born at South Shields, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial