Cartwright, Reginald Harry


War Service: REGINALD HARRY CARTWRIGHT was the Master of the 1200 ton cargo ship SS Ancona . He was a retired Sub Lieutenant in the Royal Naval reserve.
He died, aged 42, on 27 May 1917 when his ship was torpedoed by a U boat in the Bay of Biscay en route from Falmouth to Lisbon. There were no survivors.

He was lost at sea and is commemorated on the Merchant Navy Memorial at Tower Hill this memorial commemorates men and women of the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets who died in both World Wars and who have no known grave.

Location of Memorial:
He is also remembered on the memorial at St Bartholomew’s church, Sydenham.

Details: He was the son of the late Reginald Cartwright, of Louth, Lincolnshire and of Annie L. Cartwright, of Leigh-on-Sea. He married Annie Moore in the summer of 1912. They lived at 19, Collingtree Rd., Sydenham.


Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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