Hore LG

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Hore LG


2nd Engineer LG Hore. Merchant Navy.


2nd Engineer LG Hore. Merchant Navy. (ON 1897-1902).
Died 13 November 1940. age 56. Lost at Sea due to enemy action. Mined of Falmouth on the MV Leon Martin. Commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial.

From The Nottinghamian 1940:
A sea-going engineer by profession, he took his engineering course at Nottingham University College after leaving school, and then went to the great ship-building yards of John Brown & Co., Clydebank, where he assisted in the construction of many famous battleships and merchant vessels, including the ill-fated Lusitania, which was sunk by a German torpedo in 1917.
Going to sea he obtained his Chief Engineer's Certificate, and on the outbreak of war in 1914, considering that the Army offered better prospects of early activity, he temporarily abandoned the sea and joined the 7th Notts and Derbys Regiment (Robin Hoods) proceeding to France with their first contingent.
After surviving much front-line activity he was badly wounded in the great battle of the Hohenzollern Redoubt in November 1915 and was subsequently invalided out of the army. Rejoining the merchant marine at the height of German submarine activity, he survived the torpedoing of his ship.
Even in peacetime his life was not without adventure, as he had the unique experience of having his ship literally cut in two by a coral reef in a typhoon off the West Indies. After having his ship torpedoed in the first week of the present war, he was constantly engaged on our most hazardous sea routes until the end. He leaves a widow.




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