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From: Piers Smith-Cresswell <>
Subject: Re: [MAR] Ship lost in the First World War off the Irish Coast
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 16:36:19 +0100
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The Commonwealth War Graves site is usually pretty useful and may be worth a try - worth looking at other services too - it deals with memorials not just graves. I couldn't see anyone who was an obvious contender. But there can't have been too many RN vessels which foundered (ie sank not through enemy action). Does sound as if it might have been a trawler or some other auxiliary. Mick is probably the man with the answer...

[I'm writing this on my iPod. It has a tiny keypad so please make allowances if the message is a bit brief and there is the odd typo!]

On 26 Apr 2012, at 11:38, CAROL <> wrote:

> Dear All
> I am attempting to trace the death of a former pupil of the Wellesley Training Ship. Unfortunately the only details I have are his name F Riley and the fact that he was lost on a vessel which foundered off the Irish Coast.
> On the memorial is the following:- F Riley H.M.S lost by vessel foundering off Irish Coast during WW.
> Whether this was an auxiliary vessel, trawler etc. I have been unable to put a date to his death or to find any other information.
> In the hope that I could find some mention of this person I have looked through a few sites trawlers sunk etc.
> Any assistance would be gratefully received.
> Regards
> Carol
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