Date of death 16/03/1918 Lost when ship was torpedoed.
Family information son of Henry Thomas & Amelia Alford Alford, 9 Acton Lane Harlesden, London
Memorial Tower Hill, London
References CWGC, Union-Castle and the War 1914-1919, Union-Castle Chronicle
Mr. Alford 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:-
Callan, M., Greaser
Driscoll, D., Trimmer
Maclean, W., 4th. Engineer
Malin, J.P., Fireman.
Tidy, T., Fireman
There are 3 others who were lost but whose names are not mentioned in Union-castle at War 1914-1918.