1. Memorial:Tower Hill Memorial London
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.125
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour2C GQS

Awards & Titles:


Family :

Husband of Rachel Hedley, of 7, Ettrick Grove, Chester Rd., Sunderland. Born at Sunderland.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: SS Linwood 

"British Vessels Lost at Sea 1914-18 contains a listing of ""British Merchant Vessels Captured or Destroyed by the Enemy."" As Linwood was not known/regarded as being destroyed by the enemy as of early 1919 when the list was compiled, she's not included. There are a number of other cases of ships than went missing that aren't in BVLAS as well. "

Action : Naval Campaign 

Naval Campaign is defined as to include all sea operations where attrition rates are in ones and twos and which do not fall within specific naval battles such as Jutland, Coronel, Falklands etc. This includes Merchant Navy losses.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : St John's No. 80 E.C.Durham

9th September 1890
24th November 1890
21st March 1891

Contribution record shows "Lost at sea 22nd Jany 1916". The Lodge Summons for 19th April 1921 gives the following detail: In Fraternal Remembrance of our Glorious Dead: Bro. W. Hedley, Chief Engineer. Perished at sea. Last heard of passing Gibraltar January 1917.

Source :

The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:

Additional Source:

Last Updated: 2019-07-14 05:39:24