BORN HULL 1872. SON OF ROBERT & MARY ANN WATTS - 22 WELTON TERRACE, SOUTHCOATES LANE, HULL. HIS WIFE MRS S STEPHENSON LIVED AT THIS NAVAL ADDRESS. A TRAWLER HAND. LOST AT SEA, ON 09/05/1917, AGED 45.
The fishing vessel, WINDWARD HO (H 692) was a British registered steam trawler of 226grt. On the 9th May 1917, when 3 miles S from Peterhead, she was mined and sunk by German submarine UC-40 (Alfred Arnold). 8 lives lost including Skipper.
CREW LOST ON WINDWARD HO (H692),
BURNHAM, George (45), 31 Rosamond St, Hull. Cook
EDDOM, George (46), Penlee House, Eton St, Hull. Skipper
FOOT, William (25), 7 Myrtle-Grove, Somerset St, Hull. Sparehand
MATSON, William (21), 81 Witty St, Hull. Trimmer
STONES, Albert (27), 58 Haltemprice St, Hull. 2nd/Engineer
WATTS, William (45), 1 Robinson-Place, Princes St, Hull. Sparehand
WILSON, William (37), 9 Windsor-Ter, Harrow St, Hull. Bosun
WRIGHT, Joseph (43), 8 Subway St, Hull. Chief Engineer