Holder, Albert Ernest Whitworth

1895 to 26 September 1918

War Service:
Albert Ernest Whitworth Holder served as Officer's Steward 2nd Class on the ‘Q’ ship HMS Privet.

On 26 September 1918 he was among a party of 5 civilian dockyard workers and 11 Royal Naval personnel who were traveling back to Britain from Gibraltar as passengers on the American convoy escort USS Tampa. The Tampa had finished escort duty on Gibraltar convoy HG 107 and was heading for Milford Haven when it was torpedoed by a U boat off the mouth of the Bristol Channel. All the passengers and crew were lost.

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorial at Holy Trinity church, Sydenham.

He was born in Lewisham in the autumn of 1895.


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