[Skip to content]

Person Details
West Ham London
He was the son of Arthur and Annie Hayday and the brother of Ethel, Maud, Rose, Ellen, Annie William Henry and George Ernest Hayday. In 1911 they lived at 36 Heskey Street Nottingham. Harry Hayday's father Arthur (1869-1956) grew up in impoverished East London. Leaving school aged nine he became active in the National Union of General Workers and was posted to Nottingham with that organisation. He became President of the Nottingham Trades Council with a firebrand left wing reputation. For instance on the death of Edward VII in 1910, Hayday said he was pleased there 'was one less parasite to support'. To the surprise of many, between 1914 and 1918 Hayday became fervently pro-war and vehement in his condemnation of 'shirkers'. When he was elected in Nottingham West in 1918 he became the city's first Labour MP. He held the seat for most of the 1918-1945 period. Between 1930 and 1931 during a five year period out of parliament Hayday served as President of the Trades Union Congress.
02 Jun 1917
2975790 - CWGC Website
Mercantile Marine SS Hollington (London) SS Hollington, built by Northumberland SB. Co. Ltd., Newcastle in 1912 and owned at the time of her loss by F. S. Holland, London, was a British steamer of 4221 tons. On June 3rd, 1917, Hollington, on a voyage from Liverpool to White Sea in ballast, was sunk by the German submarine U-95 (Athalwin Prinz), 14 miles south of the Faroe Islands. 30 persons were lost. Her cargo was the property of the Imperial Russian Government. The National Archives holds records of a proposal to salvage her cargo dated 1954. [Ref: FO 371/111740] Between 1970 & 1972 a Captain Ross recovered 680 tons of tin from the the wreck of the Hollington. According to Capt Ross she was also carrying small arms and ammunition for delivery to the Tsar of Russia. [Cornwall's History of the World] naval-history.net lists the royal navy casualties of the Hollington and goes on to say that four men were lost on the "Purdy, mercantile fleet auxiliary, type not known, described as accompanying SS Hollington. However, Purdy does not appear in loss lists. These casualties may have been serving on Hollington" Courtesy of the Merseyside Roll of Honour
Tower Hill Memorial Research by David Nunn
Remembered on