Lost when S.S. Drina was torpedoed
August 28, 2009
I am trying to find the crew member list of those who lost their lives on the ship Drina, can you help?
This list from the Tower Hill Memorial shows those who died when Drina was torpedoed.
Thanks for your assistance unfortunately I was hoping to find my grandmothers first husband on the list. No one in the family knew or ever heard about him! My father was born illegitimate in Dec 1913 my grandmother, married a Knud Jorgensen in May(30th) 1914 I have the marriage certificate. He is registered as a sailor, I have found a passenger list with a Knud Jorgensen on the Drina arriving in Liverpool (from Argentina) on May 26th 1914.... is he the same person? What happened to him is a mystery. My grandmother was still a Jorgensen in June 1919 but then had a son George Howard Lewis in June 1920 his father was Howard Lewis also a sailor and mother Annie Lewis formerly Weale, no mention of Jorgensen. She had a further 4 children with Howard Lewis. I can't find a marriage certificate for them?
Knud Jorgensen is a mystery which I would like to solve, I believe he was my blood grandfather and I would like to find out where he was from and what happened to him. All I know is that he was a sailor born c1891 and his father was called Christian. My grandmother was from Porthmadog North Wales which at the time was a very prominent Port. Liverpool did a lot of trading with Porthmadog Howard Lewis my Fathers step father was from there.
Many thanks for your assistance
Very interesting, it is a mystery about Knud, it sounds like a Norwegian name to me, it may well be the same person on the marriage certificate and on the Drina passenger list.
If he was a sailor he may well have had a brief relationship with your Grandmother, then she met up with Howard Lewis, and maybe was still married to the elusive Knud, and just lived with Howard outside of marriage as she was not free to again marry.
All very interesting Howard. Is it alright to add our correspondence to AHOY?
October 17, 2009
Thanks for your assistance you may add our correspondence to AHOY. I have doubts that the Knud Jorgensen in the Drina is the same person as his occupation is as a merchant (did he mean merchant seaman?) what is interesting is the date he arrived in Liverpool being 26th May, my grandmother married on 30th May!! coinsidence? Another coinsidence is he arrived from Argentina, my step grandfather Howard Lewis was also a sailor and most of his service was in Argentinian vessels did he ever sail with Knud?? and knew of his fate?? and then went to meet my grandmother?? its all very interesting! hopefully I will get the answer someday!
Again many thanks your assistance regards Howard
Its all a bit of a tangle, but there do seem to be some coincidences there.
Perhaps one day you may sort it all out.