Trimmer James Swiney

Trimmer James Swiney, Royal Naval Reserve.  He had served aboard H.M. Drifter “Prosperity” and died on 2nd February 1916. He is buried in Eyemouth Kirkyard. At the time of death he was aboard the ” Piscatorial ” in Shields harbour when it was rammed by the Swedish steamer the ” Ring ” and sunk. All the crew bar Trimmer Swiney were saved. On that date his wife had just received a letter informing her that her brother Richard Armstrong who was serving with the Tyneside Scottish in France had been killed in action.

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