1. Memorial:Tower Hill Memorial London
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.130
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour46B GQS
4. Memorial:Liverpool Masonic Hall War MemorialCol.3. Hope St.

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Family :

Born in Isle of Sheppy.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: SS War Monarch 

Mike: 14.2.18 torpedoed and sunk by UB.57 at 50.46N 00.43E on passage Hull to Italy

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.

Detail :

In 1914 Edward was serving aboard the "Laconia" as an Engineer, Royal Naval Reserve. His date of death coincides with the sinking of the SS War Monarch.

Several sources and accounts on Wrecksite EU shows that the SS War Monarch, on a voyage from Hull to Italy with a cargo of coal, was sunk by the German submarine UB-57 (Johannes Lohs), 11 miles east of the Royal Sovereign lightvessel. His name appears on the casualty list for this action.

Probate: MITCHELL Edward Charlesworth of 41 Sandys-road Seaforth Liverpool died 14 February 1918 at sea Administration London 19 September to Douglas Ashley Mitchell staff surgeon R.N. Effects £141 0s. 2d.

He is commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Coronation No. 2923 E.C.West Lancashire

27th May 1917
14th September 1917
25th October 1917

Edward is listed as a 32 year old Engineer resident at Seaforth, Liverpool when initiated into Coronation Lodge No. 2923 in 1917. His masonic service is too short to record any war service, but the final comment against his line in the contribution record shows he "drowned 1/2/1918." This date is at odds with other records showing he died on the 14th February.

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