John Schofield 15-Mar-17

First Name: John
Last Name:Schofield
Rank: Leading Seaman
Regiment: Royal Navy Reserves
Military Number:5781A
Place of Birth:Spanish Parade
Place of Death:SS Frimaire
Date of Death:15-Mar-17
Additional Information:

Killed in Action: 15 March 1917. Age 20.

Supplementary Notes: Killed during action with an enemy submarine near Belle Isle.

Son of Colman Schofield of Spanish Parade, Galway.

Remembered : Portsmouth Naval Memorial-Hampshire – United Kingdom. (27).

SS Frimaire, built by Sir Raylton Dixon & Co. Ltd., Middlesbrough in 1900 and owned at the time of her loss by Plisson Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., London, was a British steamer of 1778 tons.

On March 15th, 1917, Frimaire, on a voyage from St. Nazaire to Bayonne in ballast, was sunk by the German submarine UC-21 (Reinhold Saltzwedel), 21 miles SSE of Belle Île. 12 persons were lost.

SCHOFIELD, JOHN (20), Leading Seaman (no. 5781A), SS Frimaire, Royal Naval Reserve, †15/03/1917, Son of Colman Schofield, of Spanish Parade, Galway, Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial

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