Mrs. Elizabeth Elbra was the widow of George Elbra, Bos'un of the DRUMMOND CASTLE
Name Elbra, Elizabeth
Nationality United Kingdom
Vessel H.M.H.S. "Glenart Castle" (Capt. B. Burt)
Date of death 26/02/1918 Lost when ship was torpedoed by "UC 56"
Family information wife of (the late) George Elbra.
Memorial Tower Hill, London
References CWGC, Union-Castle and the War 1914-1919, Union-Castle Chronicle
Reg Kelso directed me to your website. Of course the first search I made was on my own name and I found that much of the details of my glorious career had been omitted. My last position was of Junior 2nd Officer on the Stirling Castle. I left as soon as I had obtained my master's ticket. This was after eleven years with the Company. More details ad nauseam can be provided if required.
The Elbra family was much involved with the Company. As well as Elizabeth, my grandmother, who drowned when the Glenart was torpedoed in World War I, my grandfather, George, served a boatswain on the Drummond. Unfortunately, he too drowned when she went aground in 1896. My father, Bernard, was second accountant in the Fenchurch Street offices. Additionally my sister, Corinne, served for only three trips as nursing sister on the Arundel in 1957.
I think that the family deserves a web page all to itself.