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Posted 23 April 2010 - 10:34 PM

Raylene

In his case unfortunately I believe that he was lost at sea as there was no trace in any of the Southampton cemeteries. The original newspaper report shows that there was 9 reported missing as opposed to killed. This report originally set me on the trail of the graves as killed to me meant that a body had been recovered

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 10:47 PM

Chris,

Very good work.

One of the men is in my boyhood church at St Marys Sholing where I went to a good number of services. When I go home next I will look him up - but I seem to recall that the graveyard there was in a sad condition when I last looked. Let's hope for an improvement.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 11:25 PM

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he is in the part run by the council

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 07:16 AM

Chris,

Thanks.

By the way, are you aware if any of these men were on the "Titanic"?

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 07:30 AM

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sorry my research has not reached that far

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 08:52 AM

Chris
Thank you for clarifying that. You've done an amzing job to find all this out. I'm just starting on this journey really and never expected it to be so hard!
Thanks again.
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 10:39 AM

Chris,

Interesting to compare the crew lists - I am from Southampton and have relatives on my Father's side of the family who were merchant seamen and put down roots in the Southampton area to be close to the ships they sailed in.

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 06:48 PM

I'm sure there are better but here is a photo of the hospital ship Asturias from War Illustrated. Massive ship!



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Posted 17 August 2010 - 03:25 PM

That was well researched,and a lot of hard work went into the research.

I have a post card of HMHS ASTURIAS on the back is stamped "RECEIVED FROM HM SHIP NO CHARGE TO BE RAISED" it is addressed to Mrs Sharman 36 George Str Newcastle on Tyne,the writting is neary unreadable,from the loving husband to say that he is all right, , the name I was given was William Sharman same address,but I cannot match him with army records,there is four that are possible matches,are there any lists of the wounded who were brought home in this ship?
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Posted 17 August 2011 - 08:48 PM

By coincide today is the 17 August 2011,my last post on this site was the 17 August 2010.
From The Campbellian the Magazine of Campbell College Belfast.
A letter from J.A.Quinn Lieut.RAMC Dated Dec 1914,
"I am on board hospital ship Asturias engaged in bringing back the wounded. I have now been on it a month. At first we made trips to Harve,but the lines of communication were made unsafe,so now the base is at St Nazaire,at the mounth of the Loire. We have just brought 1,200 wounded this trip.All the officers say the men fought magnificently."

Those who were researching this ship,may find this usefull.
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 03:58 PM

ROBINSON, JOHN BERTRAM ERNEST
Rank:Assistant Laundryman
Date of Death:21/03/1917
Regiment/Service:Mercantile Marine
H.M.H.S. "Asturias" (Belfast)
Grave ReferenceB12. 42
CemeterySOUTHAMPTON (ST. MARY EXTRA) CEMETERY

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 09:54 AM

BROWN, ARTHUR EDWARD
Rank:Trimmer
Date of Death:21/03/1917
Age:17
Regiment/Service:Mercantile Marine
H.M.H.S. "Asturias" (Belfast)
Grave ReferenceSection B3. Grave 12
CemeterySOUTHAMPTON (HOLLYBROOK) CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Charles Henry and Caroline Alma Brown, of 9, Cross Court, Cross St., Southampton.

FLUX, HENRY CHARLES
Rank:Fireman
Date of Death:18/04/1917
Age:31
Regiment/Service:Mercantile Marine
H.M.H.S. "Asturias" (Belfast)
Grave ReferenceSection B3. Grave 055
CemeterySOUTHAMPTON (HOLLYBROOK) CEMETERY
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Son of the late John James and Ellen Flux; husband of Annie Caroline Flux (nee Joiner), of 2, Stanley Rd., Totton, Southampton. Born at Southampton.

KNELLER, ALBERT ISAAC
Rank:Mate of Hold
Date of Death:21/03/1917
Age:29
Regiment/Service:Mercantile Marine
H.M.H.S. "Asturias" (Belfast)
Grave ReferenceSection B3. Grave 75
CemeterySOUTHAMPTON (HOLLYBROOK) CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Albert and Eliza Kneller; husband of Mabel Kneller (nee Cant), of 19, Bellevue St., Southampton. Born at Southampton.

REEVES, ERNEST HENRY
Rank:Butcher's Mate
Date of Death:21/03/1917
Age:25
Regiment/Service:Mercantile Marine
H.M.H.S. "Asturias" (Belfast)
Grave ReferenceSection B. 3. Grave 31
CemeterySOUTHAMPTON (HOLLYBROOK) CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Samuel and Matilda Reeves, of 14, Longcroft St., Southampton.

WHITE, JOHN ALBERT
Rank:Third Assistant Cook
Date of Death:21/03/1917
Age:18
Regiment/Service:Mercantile Marine
H.M.H.S. "Asturias" (Belfast)
Grave ReferenceSection B3. Grave 007
CemeterySOUTHAMPTON (HOLLYBROOK) CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Charles Henry Jerome White and Florence Francis White, of 9, Floating Bridge Rd., Southampton.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:29 PM

CROOK, WILLIAM HENRY
Rank:Fireman
Date of Death:04/04/1917
Age:42
Regiment/Service:Mercantile Marine
H.M.H.S. "Asturias" (Belfast)
Grave ReferenceSection P136 Grave 071
CemeterySOUTHAMPTON OLD CEMETERY
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Son of Ellen Crook and the late James Crook; husband of Anne Elizabeth Crook (nee Hope), of 27, Anglesea Terrace, Southampton. Born at Southampton.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 09:06 AM

CROSS, STANLEY HENRY
Rank:Greaser
Date of Death:21/03/1917
Age:25
Regiment/Service:Mercantile Marine
H.M.H.S. "Asturias" (Belfast)
Grave ReferenceSection B010. Grave 250
CemeterySOUTHAMPTON OLD CEMETERY
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Son of Henry and Maria Henrietta Adrienne Cross, of 5, Winchester Place, Craven St., Southampton. Born at Landport.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:32 PM

HARVEY, GEORGE BEVIS
Rank:Engineer
Trade:Strkpr.
Date of Death:21/03/1917
Age:58
Regiment/Service:Mercantile Marine
H.M.H.S. "Asturias" (Belfast)
Grave ReferenceSection 129. O.144
CemeterySOUTHAMPTON OLD CEMETERY
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Son of the late William and Ellen Harvey; husband of Ann Rebecca Harvey (nee Reeves), of 95, Albert Rd., Chapel, Southampton. Born at Southampton.

TUBB, PERCY NEWTON
Rank:Fireman
Date of Death:24/03/1917
Age:20
Regiment/Service:Mercantile Marine
H.M.H.S. "Asturias" (Belfast)
Grave ReferenceSection 102. N. 152
CemeterySOUTHAMPTON OLD CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Mary Ann Tubb, of 22, Marsh Lane, Southampton, and the late Newton Tubb.

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The Commission is in the process of producing a headstone to mark his grave.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:44 PM

STONE, HAROLD THOMAS
Rank:Steward
Date of Death:21/03/1917
Age:17
Regiment/Service:Mercantile Marine
S.S. "Asturias" (Belfast)
Grave ReferencePlot 293. Sec.E. Row 25. Grave 1
CemeterySHOLING (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD
Additional Information:
Son of Walter Rufus and Annie Frances Stone, of 6, Middle Rd., Sholing Common, Southampton.



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Recent research has shown that Steward Stone is buried here. The Commission is in the process of producing a headstone to mark his grave.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:51 PM

I will be in St Mary's Sholing next week and will have a look for the above grave - it's my family church - my Mother and Father were married there, my christening etc.

Interestingly, there is also the grave of Ernest Archer a Titanic survivor who died of TB in 1917 at St Mary's Extra.

I quickly reviewed a list of Titanic survivors later death notices in the Southampton papers but there were no candidates for Asturias casualties that had been aboard the Titanic.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:51 AM

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I think he is in an unmarked grave at present

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:58 PM

OK Chris. Thanks for that info.

Hopefully Archer has a grave that we can find.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 05:58 PM

ANDERSON, JOHN AITKEN
Rank:6th Engineer
Date of Death:21/03/1917
Age:26
Regiment/Service:Mercantile Marine
H.M.H.S. "Asturias" (Belfast)
Grave ReferenceSection 277,C.176
CemeterySOUTHAMPTON OLD CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Barbara Polson Anderson, of 9, St. Marys' Rd., Southampton, and the late John Aitken Anderson. Born at Edinburgh.

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Recent research has shown that this gentleman is buried here. The casualty has been commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial and will be removed as and when the panel is replaced.

ANDREWS, ARTHUR CHARLES
Rank:Waiter
Date of Death:21/03/1917
Age:34
Regiment/Service:Mercantile Marine
H.M.H.S. "Asturias" (Belfast)
Grave ReferenceSection 98,R.112
CemeterySOUTHAMPTON OLD CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of William Thomas and Frances Mary Thomas, of 85, Stafford Rd., Freemantle, Southampton.

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Recent research has shown that Waiter A C Andrews is buried here. The casualty has been commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial and will be removed as and when the panel is replaced.

EARL, JAMES WILLIAM
Rank:Trimmer
Date of Death:21/03/1917
Age:26
Regiment/Service:Mercantile Marine
H.M.H.S. "Asturias" (Belfast)
Grave ReferenceSection 64,P.132
CemeterySOUTHAMPTON OLD CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Elizabeth Ann Knight (formerly Earl), of 8, Queen St., Southampton, and the late James Earl.



N.B.
Recent research has shown that Trimmer J W Earl is buried here. The Commission is in the process of producing a headstone to mark his grave. The casualty has been commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial and will be removed as and when the panel is replaced.

GLASSPOOL, EDWIN ALEXANDER
Rank:Assistant Baker
Date of Death:21/03/1917
Age:19
Regiment/Service:Mercantile Marine
H.M.H.S. "Asturias" (Belfast)
Grave ReferenceSection 83,E.189
CemeterySOUTHAMPTON OLD CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Edwin and Barbara Glasspool, of 83, Bedford Place, Southampton.



N.B.
Recent research has shown that Assistant Baker Glasspool is buried here. The Commission is in the process of producing a headstone to mark his grave. The casualty has been commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial and will be removed as and when the panel is replaced.

GREEN, ORLANDO WILLIAM
Rank:Fireman
Date of Death:21/03/1917
Age:29
Regiment/Service:Mercantile Marine
H.M.H.S. "Asturias" (Belfast)
Grave ReferenceSection 44,B.169
CemeterySOUTHAMPTON OLD CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Orlando Green and the late Mrs. Green; husband of Daisy Green (nee Meager), of 29, Duke St., Southampton, Born at Southampton.



N.B.
Recent research has shown that Fireman O W Green is buried here. The Commission is in the process of producing a headstone to mark his grave. The casualty has been commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial and will be removed as and when the panel is replaced.

HUMBY, ARTHUR EDWARD
Rank:Fireman
Date of Death:21/03/1917
Age:32
Regiment/Service:Mercantile Marine
H.M.H.S. "Asturias" (Belfast)
Grave ReferenceSectiion 200,C.177
CemeterySOUTHAMPTON OLD CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of John Henry and Catherine Eliza Humby; husband of Florence Lydia Humby (nee Johnson), of 48, Bullar St., Southampton. Born at Southampton.



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Recent research has shown that Fireman A E Humby is buried here. The Commission is in the process of producing a headstone to mark his grave. The casualty has been commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial and will be removed as and when the panel is replaced.

KIMBER, HERBERT GEORGE
Rank:Assistant Cook
Date of Death:21/03/1917
Age:26
Regiment/Service:Mercantile Marine
H.M.H.S. "Asturias" (Belfast)
Grave ReferenceSection 173,F.191
CemeterySOUTHAMPTON OLD CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Sarah Ann Kimber; husband of Eliza Jane Kimber (nee Baker), of "Homestead," Cobbett Rd., Bitterne Park, Southampton. Born at Southampton.



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Recent research has shown that Asst Cook Kimber is buried here. The casualty has been commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial and will be removed as and when the panel is replaced.

MANGER, CHARLES ROBERT PRIOUX
Rank:Trimmer
Date of Death:01/04/1917
Age:29
Regiment/Service:Mercantile Marine
H.M.H.S. "Asturias" (Belfast)
Grave ReferenceSection 279,C.176
CemeterySOUTHAMPTON OLD CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Peter Le Petuil Manger and the late Marie Manger; husband of Fanny Margaret Manger (nee Feeney), of 8, Derby Rd., Southampton. Born at Guernsey.



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Recent research has shown that Trimmer Manger is buried here. The Commission is in the process of producing a headstone to mark his grave. The casualty has previously been commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial and will be removed as and when the panel is replaced.

TILLYER, JAMES JOHN
Rank:Able Seaman
Date of Death:21/03/1917
Age:24
Regiment/Service:Mercantile Marine
H.M.H.S. "Asturias" (Belfast)
Grave ReferenceSection 278,C.176
CemeterySOUTHAMPTON OLD CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Charles and Emily Tillyer, of 60, Payne's Rd., Freemantle, Southampton.



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Recent research has shown that Able Seaman Tillyer is buried here. The casualty has been commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial and will be removed as and when the panel is replaced.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 12:43 PM

It's taken me ages to find this but I knew I had it somewhere.

Here's a photograph of the Asturias taken after she was beached in March 1917. Somehow it seemed to deserve a place in this thread...

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:42 PM

Thanks very much Simon

This photo says it all; just glad that I have found so many of the missing

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 04:39 PM

ORMAN, VICTOR CHARLES MAFEKING

Rank: Boy Trade: Doctor's Date of Death: 21/03/1917 Age: 18 Regiment/Service: Mercantile Marine H.M.H.S. "Asturias" (Belfast) Grave Reference Sec 54, A.160 Cemetery SOUTHAMPTON OLD CEMETERY

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Son of Frank and Jessie Matilda Orman, of 3, Laundry Rd., Shirley Warren, Southampton.
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Recent research has shown that Boy Orman is buried here. The Commission is in the process of producing a headstone to mark his grave. The casualty has been commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial and will be removed as and when the panel is replaced.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 06:50 PM

Another 5 of the graves have been found at Southampton Old Cemetery

Name: CROOK, WILLIAM HENRY
Initials: W H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Fireman
Regiment/Service: Mercantile Marine
Unit Text: H.M.H.S. "Asturias" (Belfast)
Age: 42
Date of Death: 04/04/1917
Additional information: Son of Ellen Crook and the late James Crook; husband of Anne Elizabeth Crook (nee Hope), of 27, Anglesea Terrace, Southampton. Born at Southampton.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

Name: CROSS, STANLEY HENRY
Initials: S H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Greaser
Regiment/Service: Mercantile Marine
Unit Text: H.M.H.S. "Asturias" (Belfast)
Age: 25
Date of Death: 21/03/1917
Additional information: Son of Henry and Maria Henrietta Adrienne Cross, of 5, Winchester Place, Craven St., Southampton. Born at Landport.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

Name: HARVEY, GEORGE BEVIS
Initials: G B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Engineer (Strkpr.)
Regiment/Service: Mercantile Marine
Unit Text: H.M.H.S. "Asturias" (Belfast)
Age: 58
Date of Death: 21/03/1917
Additional information: Son of the late William and Ellen Harvey; husband of Ann Rebecca Harvey (nee Reeves), of 95, Albert Rd., Chapel, Southampton. Born at Southampton.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

Name: MANGER, CHARLES ROBERT PRIOUX
Initials: C R P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Trimmer
Regiment/Service: Mercantile Marine
Unit Text: H.M.H.S. "Asturias" (Belfast)
Age: 29
Date of Death: 01/04/1917
Additional information: Son of Peter Le Petuil Manger and the late Marie Manger; husband of Fanny Margaret Manger (nee Feeney), of 8, Derby Rd., Southampton. Born at Guernsey.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

Name: TUBB, PERCY NEWTON
Initials: P N
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Fireman
Regiment/Service: Mercantile Marine
Unit Text: H.M.H.S. "Asturias" (Belfast)
Age: 20
Date of Death: 24/03/1917
Additional information: Son of Mary Ann Tubb, of 22, Marsh Lane, Southampton, and the late Newton Tubb.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

By my reckoning from the information that I received is that there are 34 casualties from the ships crew; 3 have known graves; I have found 20 of the graves; 9 of the crew were reported missing instead of dead


Thank you for the above infomation regarding Percy Newton Tubb, i had posted my own "looking for" post without checking all the others,

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 10:42 PM

I came across this site while researching this ship as my grandfather was on it when it was torpedoed, information I found out through his RAMC records. He was hospitalised after as he seems to have inhaled fumes after the explosion. In his records he describes it has being "gassed". His name was Mark Sutton, a hospital orderly, and he was one of the lucky ones.