H M Drifter Laurel Crown


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Reference WMO257684

Address:

Marwick Head

Birsay

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Wall
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: HM Drifter Laurel Crown was lost on 22 June 1916 during mine-sweeping operations near Marwick Head. All nine of the crew of the Laurel Crown were lost when she struck another of the mines laid by U-75, that had sank the HMS Hampshire on 5 June 2016: https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/190350/
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H M Drifter Laurel Crown 22 June 1916 Baker T J Coull J Durrant C Mitchell R Murphy A Nicolson M Petrie G Slater R Stephenson C P

BAKER Thomas James Engineman ES 739 (Ch) / COULL John Skipper WSA 1873 (Po) / DURRANT Charles Deck Hand DA 8421 (Po) / MITCHELL Robert Engineman ES 1461 (Po) / MURPHY Alfred Deck Hand DA 7018 (Ch) / NICOLSON Murdo Deck Hand DA 7916 (Ch) / PETRIE George Deck Hand DA 11223 (Po) / SLATER Robert Second Hand DA 4577 (Po) / STEPHENSON Clarence Percy Trimmer TS 3322 (Ch)

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