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HMAS Asturias War Graves

 


The fifteen men listed below were all killed as a result of the torpedoing by a German U-Boat of the Hospital Ship “Asturias” off South Devon in 1917.

All were crew members, in the mercantile marine, and came from Southampton.

All are listed by the Commonweath War Graves Commission as valid war deaths, but until late 2009 their burial place was unknown. 

They are commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial in London.
 

  Name

  Rank

 Death date

 Age

  Grave

Death registered

ANDERSON, John Aitken

6th Engineer

21/3/1917

26

C 176 277

?

ANDREWS, Arthur Charles

Waiter

21/3/1917

34

R 112 98

Newton Abbott

CROOK, William Henry

Fireman

4/4/1917

42

P 136 71

Kingsbridge

CROSS, Stanley Henry

Greaser

21/3/1917

25

B 10 250

?

EARL, James William

Trimmer

21/3/1917

26

P 132 64

?

GLASSPOOL, Edwin Alexander

Assistant baker

21/3/1917

19

E 189 83

Newton Abbott

GREEN, Orlando William

Fireman

21/3/1917

29

B 169 44

Kingsbridge

HARVEY, George Bevis

Engineer (storekeeper)

21/3/1917

58

) 144 129

Newton Abbott

HUMBY, Arthur Edward

Fireman

03/01/1918

25

G 48 100.

Newton Abbott

KIMBER, Herbert George

Assistant cook

21/3/1917

26

F 191 173

Newton Abbott

MANGER, Charles Robert Prioux

Trimmer

1/4/1917

29

C 176 279

Kingsbridge

MUNSON, James George Alfred

Waiter

21/3/1917

36

B 169 68

?

ORMAN, Victor Charles Mafeking

Doctor’s boy

21/3/1917

18

A 160 54

Newton Abbott

TILLYER, James John

Able seaman

21/3/1917

24

C 176 278

Newton Abbott

TUBB, Percy Newton

Fireman

24/3/1917

20

N 152 102

Southampton