Second Hand ( Mate ) Robert Cowe

Second Hand ( Mate ) Robert Cowe, Royal Naval Reserve. He was lost aboard H.M. Drifter “Christina Craig” on 15th February 1918, aged 48. He was the son of Joseph and Isabella Cowe of Eyemouth and the husband of Christina Cowe of Gowanlea, Eyemouth and is commemorated on the Chatham Memorial. ( For fuller details of the loss see William Young above ). He was joint owner of the Drifter and the son of the late Andrew Cowe who was lost in the great Eyemouth Fishing Disaster of 1881, known as ” Black Friday “. He and William Collin were brothers-in-law. The photo shows the ” Christina Craig” leaving Eyemouth Harbour into rough seas. ( photo courtesy of Will Collin ).

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