BORN HULL 1872. WIFE MARY HANNAH ROBINSON LIVED ABOVE ADDRESS. FIRST ENGINEER, ON THE STEAM SHIP, 'POLO'. LOST AT SEA, ON 12/02/1918, AGED 46. HIS NAME IS LISTED ON THE ST MARKS STREET MEMORIAL.AND IN THE HULL MERCHANT NAVY MEMORIAL BOOK. HIS SON ALFRED DIED ON 31/10/1918.
SS Polo, built by Earle's Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd., Hull in 1913 and owned at the time of her loss by Ellerman's Wilson Line, Ltd., Hull, was a British steamer of 1383 tons.
On February 12th, 1918, Polo, on a voyage from Hull to Alexandria with a cargo of coal and general cargo, was sunk by the German submarine UB-57 (Johannes Lohs), 6 miles SExE of St. Catherine's Point. 3 persons were lost.
PEOPLE ON BOARD SS 'POLO'
1. CLARKE, CYRIL ARTHUR CHRISTMAS (17), Apprentice, SS Polo, Mercantile Marine, †02/02/1918, Son of Ernest Christmas Clarke and Harriet Ann Clarke, of 10, Vine St., Grantham, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
2. ROBINSON, ALFRED MONTAGUE (46), First Engineer, SS Polo, Mercantile Marine, †12/02/1918, Husband of Mary Hannah Robinson, of 12, Lister St., Hull. Born at Hull, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
3. SERGEANT, CHARLES WESTBY (48), Ship's Cook, SS Polo, Mercantile Marine, †12/02/1918, Son of the late Joseph and Asenath Sergeant. Born at Hull, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial