Remembering Today 8/3/43 Chief Engineer Officer:Alfred Welton,S.S.Fort Lamy (Newport) Merchant Navy

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Chief Engineer Officer WELTON, ALFRED
    Died 08/03/1943

    Aged 28

    S.S. Fort Lamy (Newport)
    Merchant Navy

    Son of Alfred and Jane Welton; husband of Daisy May Welton, of Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire.
    Casualty
    Commemorated at TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

    Location: London, United Kingdom
    Number of casualties: 36089

    Cemetery/memorial reference: Panel 50.

    Tower Hill Memorial from my photo collection.
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  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    UK, Merchant Seamen Deaths, 1939 -1953
    Name: Alfred Welton
    Age: 28
    Birth Date: abt 1915
    Birth Place: Grimsby, England
    Death Date: 8 Mar 1943
    Death Place: At Sea
    Spouse: Daisy
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    UK, Commonwealth War Graves, 1914-1921 and 1939-1947
    Name: Alfred Welton
    Age: 28
    Birth Date: abt 1915
    Death Date: 8 Mar 1943
    Cemetery: The Tower Hill Memorial Part Xvi Wan-Zul
    Burial Country: England
    Father: Alfred Welton
    Mother: Jane Welton
    Region or Memorial: Memorial Register

    TD

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  3. temptage

    temptage Who said this would be easy?

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    Named on family grave in Cleethorpes Cemetery
     
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  4. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    Fort Lamy - straggler from Convoy SC-121, sunk by U-527 southeast of Cape Farewell, Greenland.
    Fort Lamy (British Steam merchant) - Ships hit by German U-boats during WWII - uboat.net
    Fort Lamy
    British Steam merchant

    We don't have a picture of this vessel at this time.


    Name Fort Lamy
    Type:
    Steam merchant
    Tonnage 5,242 tons
    Completed 1919 - Craig, Taylor & Co Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees
    Owner John Cory & Sons Ltd, Cardiff
    Homeport London
    Date of attack 8 Mar 1943 Nationality: [​IMG] British

    Fate Sunk by U-527 (Herbert Uhlig)
    Position 58° 30'N, 31° 00'W - Grid AK 2841
    Complement 51 (46 dead and 5 survivors).
    Convoy SC-121 (straggler)
    Route Philadelphia - New York (23 Feb) - Liverpool
    Cargo 6333 tons general cargo, explosives and a landing craft as deck cargo
    History Launched as British War Peacock, completed August 1919 as Portfield for Portfield SS Co (W.E. Hinde & Co), Cardiff; 1929 renamed French Fort Lamy for Co Française de Navigation à Vapeur Chargeurs Réunis, Paris.
    July 1940 seized by Britain at Falmouth and transferred to Ministry of War Transport (MoWT)
    Notes on event
    At 18.23 hours on 8 March 1943 the Fort Lamy (Master William Evans), a straggler from convoy SC-121, was torpedoed and sunk by U-527 southeast of Cape Farewell. The HMS LCT-2480 on board was lost with the vessel. The master, 39 crew members and six gunners died. Three crew members and two gunners were picked up after 12 days by the HMS Vervain (K 190) (Lt H.P. Crail) and landed at St.Johns, Newfoundland.

    Fort Lamy
    British steam merchant

    This is a listing of people associated with this ship.
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    Aboard Fort Lamy when hit on 8 Mar 1943
    You can click on any of the names for possible additional information



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    Allen, William Leslie, Merchant Navy 34 Second Officer Fort Lamy +
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    Barley, Kenneth, Merchant Navy 33 Able Seaman Fort Lamy +
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    Barrand, John Douglas, Merchant Navy 26 Carpenter Fort Lamy +
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    Baxter, Sydney Wray, Merchant Navy 22 Third Officer Fort Lamy +
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    Black, Cecil, Merchant Navy 27 Fireman and Trimmer Fort Lamy +
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    Brooks, Ronald, Merchant Navy 25 Able Seaman Fort Lamy +
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    Chesney, Hugh, Merchant Navy 32 Fireman and Trimmer Fort Lamy +
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    Clark, George, Merchant Navy 17 Assistant Steward Fort Lamy +
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    Cowan, David, Merchant Navy 43 First Radio Officer Fort Lamy +
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    Crosbie, John, Merchant Navy 41 Able Seaman Fort Lamy +
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    Dafinos, Constantinos, Merchant Navy 48 Boatswain (Bosun) Fort Lamy +
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    Duffy, Hugh, Merchant Navy 44 Fireman and Trimmer Fort Lamy +
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    Durkin, James Patrick, Merchant Navy 24 Able Seaman Fort Lamy +
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    Evans, William, Merchant Navy 54 Master Fort Lamy +
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    Gibson, William, Merchant Navy 25 Fireman Fort Lamy +
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    Greer, Alexander, Merchant Navy 20 Assistant Cook Fort Lamy +
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    Hanvey, Edward Brendan, Merchant Navy 24 Second Radio Officer Fort Lamy +
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    Harkness, David, Merchant Navy 40 Donkeyman Fort Lamy +
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    Harvey, David George, Merchant Navy 19 Third Radio Officer Fort Lamy +
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    Hines, Mathew, Merchant Navy 41 Donkeyman Fort Lamy +
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    Holmes, Alfred Henry, Merchant Navy 53 Able Seaman Fort Lamy +
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    Johnson, Eric, RN 20 Able Seaman (DEMS gunner) Fort Lamy +
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    Kelsey, Thomas Alfred, British Army 32 Gunner (DEMS gunner) Fort Lamy +
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    Kendrick, Horace, RM
    Sergeant (DEMS gunner) Fort Lamy +
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    Logan, John Alfred, Merchant Navy 30 Third Engineer Officer Fort Lamy +
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    Magnus, William, RN 22 Able Seaman (DEMS gunner) Fort Lamy +
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    McCready, William James, Merchant Navy 42 Fireman and Trimmer Fort Lamy +
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    McDonald, Henry, Merchant Navy 36 Fireman and Trimmer Fort Lamy +
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    McWha, Arthur, Merchant Navy 34 Able Seaman Fort Lamy +
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    Messer, Charles Alexander, British Army 27 Bombardier (DEMS gunner) Fort Lamy +
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    Millbank, Frank Harvey, Merchant Navy
    Fourth Engineer Officer Fort Lamy
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    Morrow, Andrew, Merchant Navy 51 Fireman and Trimmer Fort Lamy +
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    Murtagh, Michael, Merchant Navy 46 Fireman and Trimmer Fort Lamy +
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    Newman, Thomas Cecil, Merchant Navy 20 Able Seaman Fort Lamy +
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    Nicholl, Thomas, Merchant Navy 21 Ordinary Seaman Fort Lamy +
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    Pettican, Charles William, Merchant Navy 50 Able Seaman Fort Lamy +
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    Purves, John, Merchant Navy 39 Second Engineer Officer Fort Lamy +
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    Ryley, Eric Fred, Merchant Navy 29 Assistant Steward Fort Lamy +
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    Sharpe, Fred, Merchant Navy 35 Chief Cook Fort Lamy +
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    Shaw, Herbert Arnold, Merchant Navy 36 Donkeyman Fort Lamy +
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    Spink, Robert Henry, Merchant Navy 31 Chief Officer Fort Lamy +
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    Swaine, James, Merchant Navy 43 Fireman and Trimmer Fort Lamy +
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    Tucker, Ernest Henry, Merchant Navy 29 Fireman and Trimmer Fort Lamy +
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    Ward, James, Merchant Navy 40 Fireman and Trimmer Fort Lamy +
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    Weller, Harry, Merchant Navy 36 Chief Steward Fort Lamy +
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    Welton, Alfred, Merchant Navy 28 Chief Engineer Officer Fort Lamy +
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    Williamson, John William, British Army 26 Gunner (DEMS gunner) Fort Lamy +

    Tim
     
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  5. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    1939 REGISTER TRANSCRIPTION
    65 Bradford Avenue, Cleethorpes M.B., Lincolnshire (Parts of Lindsey)
    NAME DOB OCCUPATION
    Alfred Welton 03 Feb 1883 Disabled Soldier
    Jane Welton 09 Dec 1892 Unpaid Domestic Duties
    Kenneth Welton 23 Jul 1918 ???

    Kenneth's original 'occupation' entry has been crossed out:

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    only to be replaced with what looks like the same details:

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    Marriages Jun 1941
    Welton, Alfred - Bills - Grimsby - 7a 2074
    Bills, Daisy M - Welton - Grimsby - 7a 2074

    Bride and Widow to be:
    1939 REGISTER TRANSCRIPTION
    3 Eastwood Avenue , Grimsby C.B., Lincolnshire (Parts of Lindsey)
    NAME DOB OCCUPATION
    John R Cope 15 Nov 1855 House & Ships Plumber Maste
    Elsie Frost-Cole 30 Nov 1897 Private Means
    Eileen E P Rycroft 20 May 1910 Private Means
    Daisy M Welton (Bills) 23 May 1916 Domestic Servant
     
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