Nationality: United Kingdom
Regiment/Service: Mercantile Marine
Unit Text: S.S. "Comrie Castle"
Date of Death: 14/03/1918
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: E. 28. 15/21. Cemetery:
HASLAR ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY
I always find such records as very moving and sad. Mr. Tidy went unmourned it seems by anybody, no family to claim him and not even his Christian name known.
Mr. Tidy was one of the nine unfortunate men who were killed when the "Comrie Castle" was torpedoed on March 14th, 1918 in the English Channel off St. Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight, whilst on a voyage from London to New York. Beached on Horse Tail Bank, despite adverse winds and tides, rough seas and other difficulties, she was refloated and beached in a more sheltered position off Netley. From there she was again refloated and towed to Portsmouth for repair.
Others who died:-
Alford, P.T., Steward
Callan, M., Greaser
Driscoll, Denis, Trimmer
Maclean, William., 4th. Engineer
Malin, John Patrick., Fireman.
There are 3 others who were lost but whose names are not mentioned in Union-castle at War 1914-1918.