Cabin Boy James Mann

Cabin Boy James Cunningham Mann, Mercantile Marine. He died of wounds on 15th May 1918, aged 17, when his ship the S.S “War Grange ” was torpedoed and damaged by U-55. He had been born in Wells, Somerset and his mother Ann had come from Gattonside. He is buried in Newquay, Cornwall. The ship was a war emergency vessel launched in 1917 and was sailing in ballast from Bordeaux to Cardiff The Captain managed to beach the ship near Town Head, Newquay to prevent her sinking. Five crew members were lost.

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