|1. Memorial:||Tower Hill Memorial||London|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.128|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||24D GQS|
|4. Memorial:||Liverpool Masonic Hall War Memorial||Col.2. Hope St.|
Awards & Titles:
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: SS Arabic|
|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.
Third Engineer London, who was responsible for the carrying out of the orders from the bridge, went to his death standing at his post.
LONDON, ARTHUR (28), Third Engineer, SS Arabic, Mercantile Marine, †19/08/1915, Husband of Rachael London, of 1 or 6, Cambridge Rd., Bootle, Liverpool. Born at Liverpool, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
She was laid down as the MINNEWASKA for the Atlantic Transport Line. She was taken over by White Star Line while building and was launched as the ARABIC on 18th Dec. 1902. NO WARNING OF THE FORTH COMING ATTACK WAS GIVEN ,SHE SANK WITHIN FIFTEEN MINUTES,390 PEOPLE WERE RESCUED. AMERICA PROTESTED AT THE UN-ANNOUNCED ATTACK AND GERMANY PLEDGED THAT NO FURTHER UN-ANNOUNCED ATTACKS WOULD BE MADE - A PLEDGE THAT WAS WITHDRAWN IN 1917. ref. used:http://www.shawsavillships.co. uk
ARABIC SS was a 15.801 grt passenger ship of the White Star Line built in 1903. On the 19th August 1915, 50 miles S by W ½ W from Old Head of Kinsale, torpedoed without warning and sunk by German submarine U-24 when on a voyage from Liverpool to New York carrying passengers and a general cargo including mail. 44 lives lost. Reported salvaged by divers in 1995 when diamonds were recovered. May also have had gold on board, which may also have been recovered. ref. used:A. J. Tennent, British Merchant Ships sunk by U-Boats 1914-1918 War
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|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Bootle No. 1473 E.C.||West Lancashire|
1st December 1910
5th January 1911
2nd February 1910
Listed as an engineer from Bootle upon his initiation in 1910. His contribution records shows payments but no war service all the way up to paying 1s/6d in his final year. Final annotation is "Died Aug/15"
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