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The Loss of the Britannic : 21 November 1916


Some years ago there was much publicity around the 100th anniversary of the loss of the RMS Titanic, which - as is well known - sank in April 1912 after striking an iceberg. What is less well know is that the Titanic’s sister ship, the Britannic was also lost during the course of the First World War on 21 November 1916. Britannic was almost identi…

15 February 1915 : Ship's Steward Charles Grant


Living in Hollin Tree Cottage, The Bottom, Ingleton, Yorkshire at the time of the War. Husband of Catherine Grant (née Campbell)  Charles died when his ship, the SS Membland was torpedoed in the North Sea.  Aged 46, he is commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London. Ship's Steward Charles Grant, Mercantile Marine. 15 February 1915 Researc…