Remembering G F Crocker of Devoran, SS Sailor Prince sunk 2 October 1915

Remembering G F Crocker of Devoran, SS Sailor Prince sunk 2 October 1915 by a U Boat

Thousands of names of lost Merchant Navy men from WW1 . Tower Hill Memorial, London (Picture: Mark Norris, Devoran War Memorial project )

Thousands of names of lost Merchant Navy men from WW1 . Tower Hill Memorial, London (Picture: Mark Norris, Devoran War Memorial project )

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His story is told here and his name remembered on the Tower Hill Memorial for Merchant Navy crews.

https://devoranwarmemorial.wordpress.com/2013/07/20/devoran-first-world-war-casualties-names-a-to-c/

George Francis Crocker, a Fireman on SS Sailor Prince, Newcastle in the Merchant Navy / Mercantile Marine died on 2 October 1915, aged 33. He “drowned as a result of an attack by enemy submarine” (CWGC).

The other Sailor Prince casualty on 2 October 1915 listed on the CWGC website was Crocker’s shipmate Fireman Frederick William Barker, aged 28, son of the late Frederick William and Mary Beatrice Barker (nee Bartlett).

Frederick Barker and George Francis Crocker, SS Sailor Prince, died 2 October 1915, remembered.

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