Hyde War Memorial Trust

Roll of Honour of the 710 men of Hyde who fell in WW1

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George Ellis BARBER

Able Seaman J/35652 (PO) George Ellis BARBER
HMS Narbrough Royal Navy

Killed in action,   Saturday 12th January 1918,   at sea off the Orkney Islands,   age 19

Home address:Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1899, Croydon, Surrey
Parents:Emma Barber and George Barber
12 Brook Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
Occupation:Cotton Spinner
Remembered:Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, UK,
panel 29.
Link to Hyde:Parents Lived in Hyde

He was drowned when the destroyer HMS Narborough and her sister ship HMS Opal ran aground and were wrecked at the foot of the cliffs at Hesta Rock, just north of Windwick Bay, South Ronaldsay, in the Orkney Islands, during a violent gale and snowstorm. Only one sailor survived the wreck, 188 were killed, most were never found.