BORN HULL 01/08/1896. SON OF WILLIAM SARAH ELLEN COOKE, 41 BELMONT ROAD, FLEETWOOD, LANCASHIRE.
On October 27th, 1918, the British steam trawler NEPTUNIAN (H626), built in 1913 by Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. and owned at the time of her loss by East Riding Steam & Fish, and based at Larne, sank and was lost after a collision 5 miles off Altacarry Lighthouse, Rathin Island, following a collision with the HM trawler LORD LISTER (FY1568).
Eight survivors were picked up by the LORD LISTER and landed at Londonderry.
PEOPLE LOST ON BOARD HMT NEPTUNIAN
COOKE, EDWARD LAISTER (22), Deck Hand (no. 5146DA), H.M. Trawler Neptunian., Royal Naval Reserve, †27/10/1918, Son of William and Sarah Ellen Cooke, of 41, Belmont Rd., Fleetwood, Lancs, Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial
HAGAN, MICHAEL (32), Trimmer (no. 1955ST), H.M. Trawler Neptunian, Royal Naval Reserve, †27/10/1918, Son of James and Bridget Hagan; husband of D. Hagan, of Eden, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim. Native of Greenore, Co. Louth,
MCMULLAN, ROBERT (30), Leading Seaman (no. S/24B), H.M. Trawler Neptunian, Royal Naval Reserve, †27/10/1918, Son of John and Jane McMullan, of 6, Castle Terrace, Larne Harbour, Co. Antrim, Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial
MURRAY, ALEXANDER (19), Deck Hand (no. 18141DA), H.M. Trawler Neptunian, Royal Naval Reserve, †27/10/1918, Son of Allan and Annie Murray, of 4, North Tolsta, Stornoway, Ross-shire, Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial
PETHERBRIDGE, ALFRED , Engineman (no. 3403ES), H.M. Trawler Neptunian, Royal Naval Reserve, †27/10/1918, Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial
RALPH, RODERICK (38), Skipper, D S C, H.M. Trawler Neptunian, Son of George and Isabella Ralph, of Nairn; husband of Elsie Ralph, of 34, Park St., Nairn, Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial
ROBERTS, ALBERT ROWLAND (24), Stoker 2nd Class (no. K/48682), Son of Joseph and Matilda Roberts, of 6, George St., Cwmcarn, Newport, Mon, Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial