Percy T Alford

Assistant Steward

Name                                Alford, Percy

Initials                               P.T.

Age                                    35, born London

Position                            Assistant Steward

Nationality                        United Kingdom

Vessel                               S.S. "Comrie Castle"

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.


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