BORN HULL 1886. SON OF MARY JANE JOHNSON AND GEORGE HALDENBY JOHNSON, AT 47 WALLIKER STREET, HULL. SECOND MATE, ON THE STEAM SHIP 'KIRKHAM ABBEY'. LOST AT SEA, ON 27/07/1918, AGED 32. HE LEFT £124 IN HIS WILL TO HIS FATHER, GEORGE HOLDENBY JOHNSON, A RETIRED TIMBER MEASURER, AT THIS PROBATE ADDRESS. HE LEFT BROTHER, THOMAS BRINTON JOHNSON AND SISTER MINNIE BEST.
SS Kirkham Abbey, built by Earle's Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd., Hull in 1908 and owned at the time of her loss by Hull & Netherlands S.S. Co. Ltd. (J. H. N. Ringrose), Hull, was a British steamer of 1166 tons. On July 27th, 1918, Kirkham Abbey, on a voyage from Rotterdam to Hull with general cargo, was sunk by the German submarine UB-40 (Hans Joachim Emsmann), 2 miles NExE of Winterton. 8 persons were lost.
PEOPLE ON BOARD SS KIRKHAM ABBEY
JOHNSON, JOHN (32), Second Mate, Kirkham Abbey, Mercantile Marine, †27/07/1918, Son of George Haldenby and Mary Jane Johnson, of 7A, Lee St., Holderness Rd., Hull. Born at Hull, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
TAYLOR, MINOR (34), Steward, S.S. Kirkham Abbey, Mercantile Marine, †27/07/1918, Son of the late Christopher and Margaret Taylor; husband of Jessie May Taylor (nee Lewis), of 6, Glaisdale, Goddard Avenue, Hull. Born at Southampton, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial