Hyde War Memorial Trust

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George Ellis BARBER

Able Seaman J/35652 (PO) George Ellis BARBER of H.M.S. "Narbrough", Royal Navy

Killed in action Saturday 12th January 1918, At Sea, age 19

Of:Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1899, Croydon, Surrey
Parents:Emma Barber and George Barber of 12 Brook Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status: to
Occupation:Cotton Spinner
He enlisted in:
Remembered on:Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, UK,   29
Link with Hyde:Parents Lived in Hyde


He was drowned on 12 January 1918 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. Only one sailor survived the wrecking, 188 were killed, most were never found.