|1. Memorial:||Tower Hill Memorial||London|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.127|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||44B GQS|
Awards & Titles:
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: SS Spennymoor|
Mike: Spennymoor HJMS was a 2,733grt, British Navy Collier. On the 28th May 1915 when 50 miles SW ? W from Start Point, English Channel she was captured by submarine UC 41 and sunk by gunfire. 5 lives lost including Master
|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.
George KNOTT, Master Mariner SS Spennymoor The SS Spennymoor was a 2,733grt, British Navy Collier. On the 28th May 1915 when 50 miles SW from Start Point (Devon, UK) in the English Channel. She was captured by submarine UC-41 and sunk by gunfire. 5 lives were lost lost including the Master, George KNOTT.
George is commemorated at Tynemouth Parish Church in an ornate stained glass window, in which is written: "To the glory of God and in memory of George Knott Master mariner (44) who was lost at sea in SS Spennymoor which was torpedoed"
Shields Daily News 22nd JAN 1917 - "DEDICATION OF A MEMORIAL WINDOW IN TYNEMOUTH PARISH CHURCH - At the morning service, yesterday, the Vicar (Rev R. E. Holmes) dedicated a window in memory of the late Mr. George Knott who for many years was a bell ringer and a member of the choir there, and who lost his life through the torpedoing of the ship of which he was master. The window is the gift of his widow, and is the work of Messrs Thompson and Snee, of Gateshead. It is one of the upper lights on the north side of the church and has a handsome effect. In the centre is represented King David the psalmist, and in addition to the necessary inscription the window bears the words "The sea is His," "And underneath are the everlasting arms."
See also: JM Scott.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Lindisfarne No. 2762 E.C.||Northumberland|
21st November 1912
3rd January 1913
4th March 1913
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- Founder Researchers : Paul Masters & Mike McCarthy
- Researcher : Bruce Littley