1. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.125
2. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour9D GQS

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Family :

Through the researches of his grandson, W.Bro. Ainsley W. Morgan PProvGReg (South Wales-Eastern), it has been possible to gain further information about Frederik Holm. The first detail of which is the styling of his name which is given in various forms; some records showing a more Anglicised version - Frederick Holme, or Fred Holme.

Fred was naturalised British by certification stating: "Whereas Fred Holm an Alien, now residing at 14 Kingsland Crescent, Barry Dock in the County of Glamorgan has presented to me, the Right Honourable Herbert John Gladstone one of his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State a Memorial, praying for a Certificate of Naturalization, and alleging that he is a subject of Sweden having been born at Soelvesborg; and is the son of John Fred Holm and Marie Holm both subjects of Sweden of the age of Twenty five years - a Quartermaster is unmarried etc."

The declaration is signed and witnessed on the 14th September, 1906. His Oath of Allegiance was sworn on the 14th May, 1907.

He was a Mariner by profession and he had progressed to become a First Mate (Foreign-going ship) by 11th November, 1910.

By 1911, Fred was living, now married to Elizabeth (nee Thomas), with his in-law parents at 69 Angus Street, Cardiff.

Military :


Unit :SS North Cambria 
Attached : 
Action :Accident 

Detail : cites that SS North Cambria was originally launched as "CALCUTTA" and that on 1st August, 1918 sank after collision with S.S. PORT STEPHENS at location 48.57N - 06.47W whilst on passage from New York bound for La Pallice, La Rochelle France with railway material.

The New York Times publishes in its 4th August, 1918 edition: " Large Part of North Cambria's Crew Missing After Collision. LONDON, Aug.3.- The British steamer North Cambria has been sunk in collision with an unknown steamer, according to a dispatch to Lloyds. Seven of the crew have been landed, the remainder are missing.

The North Cambria was of 3,577 tons gross register. She was build at West Hartlepool in 1907, and was owned by the North Shipping Company, Ltd., of London. The vessel was 348 feet long and had a beam of 40 feet. In available shipping records the North Cambria was last reported as arriving at a United States Atlantic port on June 25."

A letter from the company HUGH ROBERTS & SON agents for The North Wales Shipping Co. Ltd. and The North Shipping Co. Ltd, is written to Mrs E. Holm, at 1 Colum Road, Cardiff on the 7th August, 1918: -

"S.S. NORTH CAMBRIA. We very much regret to inform you that this steamer has happened an accident, having been sunk in collision off the French Coast. Nine of the survivors of the crew have been landed at Plymouth, and we regret to say that your husband is not included in the number. We are anxiously awaiting further news of the remainder of the crew, and you may rely that we shall communicate with you immediately we hear anything further. Yours faithfully, Hugh Roberts & Son."

Probate HOLM Fred of 1 Colum Road Cardiff died 1 August 1918 at sea Administration Llandaff 2 November to Elizabeth Davies Holm widow. Effects £323 10s.

Accidents were a minor factor in the casualty list. Our definition is deaths resulting from activities that were not directly associated with 'active service'. We have excluded Naval Accidents which are seperately identified because of their numbers and impact. Many accidents involved the aviators, operating at the the limits of technology.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : St George's No. 431 E.C.Northumberland

6th May 1918

The official register at the United Grand Lodge of England for the date of his initiation is noted to be 25th April, 1918, but a Lodge summons from the time clearly shows that the date is 6th May, 1918, when he was initiated with 8 other candidates. He was not passed or raised, but he was scheduled by the Lodge to be passed in September, 1918.

The annotation against his contribution record shows "Drowned 28th Aug 1918," which is at odds with the official date, most likely due to lag in communication.

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