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 Honour14B GQS

Awards & Titles:

Mercantile Marine Medal

Family :

Born at Carlisle. Husband of Mary Ellen Hill, of 11, Fordell Rd., Ullet Rd., Liverpool.

Military :


Unit :SS Eloby 
Attached : 
Action :Naval Campaign 

Detail :

SS Eloby, built by Irvine's SB. & DD. Co., Ltd., West Hartlepool in 1913 and owned at the time of her loss by British & African Steam Nav. Co. Ltd., was a British steamer of 6545 tons. On July 19th, 1917, Eloby was sunk by the German submarine U-38 (Max Valentiner), 75 miles SE x E of Malta. 156 persons were lost. Vleggeert Nico 19/12/2009 The British steamship Eloby SS was torpedoed by German submarine U-38 and sunk when 75 miles SExS of Malta. ref.

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SS Eloby (1913) – The Eloby was carrying French troops from Italy to the Salonika Front when she was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 75 nautical miles (139 km) south east by east of Malta (35°11′N 15°38′E) by SM U-38 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of over 156 lives : 56 British crew and more than 100 French soldiers from the 1st Regiment Mountain Artillery.

Commemorated at the Tower Hill Memorial.

Naval Campaign is defined as to include all sea operations that do not fall within specific naval battles such as Jutland, Coronel, Falklands etc. This includes all Merchant Navy losses.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Everton No. 823 E.C.West Lancashire

20th November 1907
20th May 1908
21st April 1909

"Died 19th July 17 ? - Torpedoed"

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