MASTER OF THE STEAM TRAWLER 'DURBAN', SUNK BY A MINE, ON 15/03/1919. HE LEFT £2,070 TO HIS WIDOW GERTRUDE BRYANT AND ROBERT CLAXTON , A BRICKLAYER. THIS WAS HIS PROBATE ADDRESS.
Built for Humber Steam Fishing & Ice Co., Hull (H378). In December 1914 vessel Rqd by the Royal Navy as an auxiliary vessel No FY 1209. In October 1915 returned to owners. In 1917 vessel Rqd by Royal Navy as a fishing trawler (Fishery Reserve). In 1919 vessel returned to owners. On 15/03/1919 the Hull trawler DURBAN (H378) posted missing:- Lost all hands (possibly mined) in the North Sea.
CREW LOST ON DURBAN (H378), missing, presumed to have struck mine, 15th March, 1919.
BLURTON, Cyril (19), 1 Walker-Ter, Manchester St, Hull. Trimmer
BRIGNALL, Bernard (20), 7 Beech-Gr, Prince's Rd, Hull. Deckhand
BRYANT, Charles (31), 109 Coltman St, Hull. Skipper
CATLING, Lewis (27), 13 Naburn St, Hull. Chief Engineer
GILBERT, John (53), 1 Lizzie-Ave, Rhodes St, Hull. Sparehand
HARRISON, William (-), No other details traced.
LAWSON, Richard (42), 59 Constable St, Hull. Bosun
McDONALD, Edwin (33), Lee Smith Street, Hull. Cook
MATTHEWS, William (40), 27 Lincoln St, Hull. Mate
WEST, John (46), Address not traced. Sparehand
WRIGHT, George (24), 61 Westbourne St, Hull. 2nd/Engineer