1898 Jul 4. Born Sheffield
1901 census at 275a, Lord Street, Southport
1911 census With his parents at 31 Kent Road, Birkdale
He must have joined the merchant navy soon after this
1915 Apr 20. Arrives un UK on SS Quillota. He is listed as a shipwrecked sailor from a ship torpedoed off Lundy Island,"SS South Point", age 16
South Point was a 3,837grt, British Merchantship. On the 27th March 1915 when 60 miles W from Lundy Island, Bristol Channel she was captured by German submarine U-28 shelled, torpedoed and sunk when on route from Cardiff for Philadelphia with a cargo of china clay..
1918 Mar 27. Gained his 2nd Mates Cert
1920 Mar 20. Gained his 1st Mates Cert.
1921 May 12. Joined ADRIC Q Company - says he is not an ex-serviceman. No 1969. From Merchant Marine
1921 Jul 21. Inquest gave Accidental Death verdict. He was run over by a lorry