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Offline mnmilt

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The sinking of the Trawler Margaret in Rye Bay, Dec 1916
« on: Monday 27 November 06 03:16 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
I am looking for information on the sinking of the Trawler Margaret on 17 December 1916.

The little that I know is as follows:

Margaret, 54grt, 17 December 1916, Between Hastings and Dungeness, mined and sunk, 6 lives lost including Skipper

This is from the website, http://www.worldwar1atsea.net.

From the Commonwealth War Graves Commission web site, I know that the Skipper was:

FOORD, WILLIAM JOHN, Son of William John Foord; husband of Elizabeth S. Foord, of 25, Mann St., Hastings.


I gather that there is a memorial to William and his crew in Rye Cemetery.

I'd like to learn more about the incident, in particular who were the other members of the crew.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Regards

Mark
Milton - Brighton, Eastbourne
Foord - Westham, Ringmer
Sellens/Sellins/Sellings - Sedlescombe, Crowhurst
Cash - Tonbridge, Kent
Harding - Horsham
Bodle - Hailsham, Alfriston
Crowhurst - Hailsham, Westham
Roods/Roads/Rhodes - Hailsham, Westham
Sinnock - Hailsham
Silsby - Brighton
Thomas - Brighton
Tullett - Brighton
Verrall - Sussex

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Re: The sinking of the Trawler Margaret in Rye Bay, Dec 1916
« Reply #1 on: Monday 27 November 06 06:00 GMT (UK) »
at the central entrance to the upper part of rye cemetery,theres a memorial to the crew of the margaret,it was erected to their memory by the masters and crew of the steam trawlers KENT,COLEBROOKE and ALFRED COLBROOKE,the vessel was owned by alderman colbrooke,it struck a mine in rye bay,there was one survivor,the names of the crew are on the churchyard cross and on the town memorial,sorry but i dont know their names,they were civilians,so they wont be on the CWGC site,mack
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Re: The sinking of the Trawler Margaret in Rye Bay, Dec 1916
« Reply #2 on: Monday 27 November 06 07:56 GMT (UK) »
Hi Mark

The following page indicates that there is an article in December 2000 copy of "Rye's Own"

http://www.rye-tourism.co.uk/own/article_archive.asp?article=15

If you look at the links on the right of the following page, it seems that you can contact them and/or buy back issues for 2

http://www.rye-tourism.co.uk/own/index.asp

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