Deck Hand William Young

Deck Hand William Young, Royal Naval Reserve. He was lost aboard H.M. Drifter “Christina Craig” on 15th February 1918 aged 29. He was the son of the late William and Margaret Young and the husband of Elizabeth Stevenson Young of George Street, Eyemouth and is commemorated on the Chatham Memorial. ( For fuller details see William Collin ). He had also been Coxwain of the Eyemouth Lifeboat. ( The photograph shows a similar vessel to the ” Christina Craig” ). The ship was caught in a German destroyer raid and was among 8 vessels lost. The “Christina Craig” was a former Buckie drifter and was stationed at No. 13 buoy. All 10 crew were lost.

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