Shetland WW1 RoH

Discussion in 'History' started by Cramond Brig, Dec 6, 2013.

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  1. I think I possibly have another instance of the author misreading someon'e handwriting. The entry is about [FONT=&quot] Bo'sun[/FONT][FONT=&quot] Matthew Williamson [/FONT][FONT=&quot], who was the son of James Williamson, and Elizabeth Hay Spence Williamson, [/FONT][FONT=&quot]7 Reafirth, Mid Yell.[/FONT] He was l[FONT=&quot]ost at sea[/FONT][FONT=&quot] on 11 [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Aug[/FONT][FONT=&quot]ust[/FONT][FONT=&quot] 1916[/FONT][FONT=&quot], a[/FONT][FONT=&quot]ge 41.[/FONT] The name of the ship is given as [FONT=&quot]ss[/FONT][FONT=&quot] [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Lodener [/FONT][FONT=&quot][/FONT]but I have been unable so far to find a vessel of that name, or even one resembling that.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  2. CB

    This is going to be another Lloyd's List/Lloyd's Register one, I think. I'll have a look at August 1916 for you over the next few days.
  3. Appreciate that, thanks.
  4. I have found one vessel named LODANER (note the A) which was sunk on 16 April 1918

    If LODENER existed perhaps she was a local fishing vessel
  5. CB


    Williamson, Matthew



    Mid Yell, Shetland



    11 August 1916

    At Sea

    (Drowned) Missing

    I currently have Lloyd's List for August 1916 in front of me and I can see the Lodaner leaving Delaware on July 21 1916, calling in at Philadelphia, ultimate destination Havana.
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2013
  6. Thank you. That explains it. I had wrongly assumed that he went down with the ship.

    Another casualty I looked at today was on HMS Avoca. A large number of the crew had Spanish flu (over 100) and he died and was buried at sea three hours later. The next day his effects wete sold. I see from the ship's log that appears to have been standard practice.

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