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WW I FARQUHARSON Henry UK Captain

Date: 
5 May 1917

FARQUHARSON, Henry

CFHS Ref 7466
War WW I
Surname FARQUHARSON
Forenames Henry
Nationality UK
Rank Captain
Unit / Vessel SS Harmattan
Service Mercantile Marine
Awards
British War Medal WW IBritish War Medal WW I
Mercantile Marine War MedalMercantile Marine War Medal
Residence Hayle
Date Of Death 05/05/1917
Cause Ship mined
Parish War Memorial Hayle WM. Phillack WM
Other Memorial Tower Hill Memorial WW1
County/Country London
Age 39
Year Born 1878
Place Of Birth London
Spouse Mary (nee PAYNTER) FARQUHARSON
Spouse Residence Elmcroft, 40 Elmbourne Road, Tooting Common, London
Month: 
5
Year: 
1917

SS Harmattan, a Harrison

SS Harmattan, a Harrison Line ship, built by Swan Hunter in 1911, of 4,792 tons, capable of 10 knots, and she was a defensively armed merchant ship.

She was sunk after striking a mine on May 5th 1917 when seven miles north of Cape Rosa, Algeria. Thirty six lives were lost, including FM Guest, the second engineer, and her Master. There were also 3 RN casualties (on board to man the guns?). The ship's steward, V. Agius, is commemorated on the Valetta Marine War Memorial.

 

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