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Newstead Nottinghamshire
He was the son of Ellen S Critchlow of 47 Huthwaite Road Sutton in Ashfield Nottinghamshire.
20 Jan 1918
3039638 - CWGC Website
J/72387
Ordinary Seaman
HMS Louvain Royal Navy
The SS Dresden was an English passenger ship owned by the Great eastern Railway Company operating between Harwich and the Hook of Holland between 1897 and 1915.On 29 September 1913 Rudolf Diesel, German engineer who invented the Diesel engine boarded the Dresden at Antwerp Belgium on his way to a meeting in London. He retired to his cabin about 22:00 with a request to be called at 06:15 in the morning but he was not seen alive again. Later a Dutch ship found a body floating in the sea and from the items and clothes recovered the remains were identified as Diesel's. In 1915 Dresden was taken over by the admiralty as an Armed boarding steamer and renamed HMS Louvain. On 21 January 1918 she was torpedoed by a German U-boat SM UC-22 in the Aegean Sea with the loss of seven officers and 217 men. (Wikipedia)
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