WWI Merchant Navy Pair- drowned aboard ship 1935

WWI Merchant Navy Pair- drowned aboard ship 1935

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£150.00

1 in stock

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Chief Steward D. McArthur, Merchant Navy, who was killed in the sinking of the Cunard cargo ship S.S. Vardulia on 19 October 1935

British War and Mercantile Marine Medal (Daniel Mc Arthur), good very fine(2)

Daniel McArthur was born at Greenock, Scotland on 9 April 1891 and joined the Merchant Navy, working first as a Ship’s Cook. After serving through the Great War he was appointed Assistant Steward and worked on S.S. Colombia, performing four runs with her. Later joining CordilleraMcArthur saw another four with her before joining Vardulia as Chief Steward.

This Cunard steamer was on a voyage between Hartlepool and Botwood, carrying coal in winter 1917. She foundered in rough weather an went down in the Mid-Atlantic. No evidence of her crew was ever found and it is assumed that none of them survived the sinking; sold together with copied service documents and an wreck report on Vardulia.

Condition as shown in photographs

WWI Merchant Navy Pair- drowned aboard ship 1935

1 in stock

£150.00

1 in stock

Categories: , ,

Description

Chief Steward D. McArthur, Merchant Navy, who was killed in the sinking of the Cunard cargo ship S.S. Vardulia on 19 October 1935

British War and Mercantile Marine Medal (Daniel Mc Arthur), good very fine(2)

Daniel McArthur was born at Greenock, Scotland on 9 April 1891 and joined the Merchant Navy, working first as a Ship’s Cook. After serving through the Great War he was appointed Assistant Steward and worked on S.S. Colombia, performing four runs with her. Later joining CordilleraMcArthur saw another four with her before joining Vardulia as Chief Steward.

This Cunard steamer was on a voyage between Hartlepool and Botwood, carrying coal in winter 1917. She foundered in rough weather an went down in the Mid-Atlantic. No evidence of her crew was ever found and it is assumed that none of them survived the sinking; sold together with copied service documents and an wreck report on Vardulia.

Condition as shown in photographs