They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
SKELDON, Horace, Ordinary Seaman, RNCVR, VR-2586, MPK - 18 May 1917, HMT LUCKNOW - Son of Mrs. Mary Skeldon, of 7, Maitland St., Ontario; husband of Mabel M. Skeldon, of 437, West 52nd St., New York, U.S.A.
HMT LUCKNOW was one of 315 trawlers taken up from Hull by the Royal Navy during WW I, of which 52 were lost during the war. LUCKNOW was 171 g,r.t. and had been built in 1903 for fishing. She was converted in 1914 for minesweeping and fitted with a single 3-pounder gun. LUCKNOW was sunk by a German mine on 18 May 1917 off Portsmouth in the English Channel; during which nine sailors were killed including Ordinary Seaman Horace Skeldon, RNCVR.
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