Hunting history at St Mary's Llanaber

by Shaun Taylor September. 24, 2019 60 views

Whilst on holiday in Wales we called in at St Mary's Llanaber and came across an interesting set of Commonwealth War graves

James Frank Davidson was an Able Seaman in the merchant marine and served on the SS Greldon which was sunk on the 8th October 1917

The Greldon was a defensively armed merchant steamer, that was launched in 1903 as the Dartmouth. In 1915 she was sold to J Gould and Sons from Cardiff. On the 8th October 2017 she was sunk by torpedo 7 miles east north east of the North Arklow light vessel. 28 people were killed including the Captain

Patrick Finn was a fireman on the SS Memphian when it was sunk on the 8th October 1917

SS Memphian, built by Harland & Wolff, Ltd., Belfast in 1908 and owned at the time of her loss by Fred. Leyland & Co. Ltd., Liverpool, was a British steamer of 6305 tons. On October 8th, 1917, Memphian, on a voyage from Liverpool to New Orleans in ballast, was sunk by the German submarine U-96 (Heinrich Jeß), 7 miles ENE from the North Arklow lightvessel. 32 persons were lost. Read more at wrecksite: https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?10520

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