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Albert Edward William Scully

Portrait of Third Engineer Albert Edward William Scully, Auckland Weekly News. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Third Engineer Albert Edward William Scully, Auckland Weekly News. Image has no known co …


  • Title
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    Albert Edward William AWMM
  • Surname
    Scully AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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  • Birth
    20 March 1892 AWMM NelsonTasman AWMM
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    • Serving with this merchant vessel at the outbreak of the war when it was taken up by the Admiralty as a supply vessel. During the war it served as part of the Nigerian Marine - ship lost with all hands in foul weather in convoy after leaving the Clyde on 7/11. Public source.

      Son of Mrs E. Scully, Port Nelson, New Zealand.

      Ship taken up by Admiralty as a supply ship. AWMM
    • Third Engineer A. E. Scully, born at Nelson, New Zealand - served as the 3rd Engineer aboard SS 'Umgeni' - a supply ship of the British Royal Navy. On 7 November 1917 SS 'Umgeni" left Clyde, Scotland, in a convoy of ships bound for Lagos. Two days later the convoy was caught in a bad storm off the West Coast of Ireland - and the convoy became dispersed. SS 'Umgeni' disappeared without making any SOS calls. All crew, including 3rd Engineer A.E. Scully of Nelson, were lost. Wreckage floated ashore off the West Coast of Ireland. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 19 February 2017 - obits/ships/umgeni
    • He was Third Engineer in the British Merchant Navy [Mercantile Marine]
      Born at Nelson, New Zealand.
      He was 25 and the son of Mrs. E. Scully, of Port Nelson, New Zealand.
      SS Umgeni was a Bullard King & Company, Limited defensively armed cargo ship of 2,662 Tons built by Laing James & Sons Ltd in 1898. She departed the Clyde on 7 November 1917 bound for Liverpool and Lagos but was last contacted on 9 November and not seen again.
      She foundered and sank during a gale while in convoy somewhere to the West of Ireland.. She operated as part of the company's Natal Direct Line working initially out of Durban but then from East African ports. She was the first of three ships to carry the name in the company's fleet. During the war she served as a vessel of the Nigerian Marine out of West Africa.
      At least forty seven drowned including her master, John Creamer Brett, at least one civilian, Army passengers, at least one DEMS gunner and Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve men.
      He is commemorated as Great War dead by CWGC on the Tower Hill Memorial, London.,-/ Public - Geoffrey - Researcher - 23 August 2018 - CWGC and internet sources.
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About death

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  • Death
    9 November 1917 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    at sea AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Off West Coast of Ireland - en route from Clyde, Scotland to Lagos - aboard SS 'Umgeni', a supply sh Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 19 February 2017 -
  • Cause of death
    Lost at sea - in a storm - aboard SS 'Umgeni' Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 19 February 2017 -
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    • Tower Hill Memorial, Trinity Square, London, England AWMM
    • Nelson Cenotaph, Anzac Park, Nelson Public - Peter - Researcher - 30 October 2018 - on site

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
28 September 2020Claire Soke, Nelson, New ZealandOther
30 October 2018PeterNelsonResearcher
23 August 2018GeoffreyTilbury, U.K.Researcher
19 February 2017JeniferWairarapa New ZealandResearcher

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