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01 Oct 1914
35
2894888 - CWGC Website
9525
Hyson Green Nottingham
Private
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton
Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged) 17 October 1914. MASON. At sea on the Carisbrook Castle from wounds received in action, JW Mason, 2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters, late of 103 Bateman Street, Hyson Green, age 35. Leaves widow and two children. http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Ships/HMHSCarisbrookCastle.html Four years into reserve service, fate brought the World to war, and the CARISBROOK CASTLE began again in military duty. Commandeered two days before the formal declaration of war in 1914, she started as a hospital ship with 439 beds, and crossed the English Channel to bring wounded troops home from the Western Front. She shifted roles to that of an Army Troop Ship in the Mediterranean for most of the war. She returned to Union-Castle service in 1919, sailing in Cape mail service until the launch of Union-Castle’s WINDSOR CASTLE, and was laid up at Netlev and retired from all duties in 1922. Research Rachel Farrand
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