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Sapper 166433 Thomas Rei Hartwell

Royal Engineers Reinforcements.
Drowned at Sea off Malta en route to Alexandria, Egypt on 15th April 1917, aged 20.

Enlisted 17th February 1916  – service records survive.
SS Cameronia was travelling en route to Alexandria, Egypt from Marseille, France, when it was torpedoed by [German] U-33 submarine whilst 150 nautical miles from Malta.  Carrying 2650 troops, the ship sank in 40 minutes with the loss of 210 lives.

Commemorated on the Chatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt.

Awarded:  British War Medal

Son of Thomas & Mary Hannah HARTWELL

Address:  Woodbine Cottages, 281 Main Road, Amington, Tamworth

Employment :  Carpenters apprentice

Click here for the CWGC Page for Sapper Hartwell.

Other Links:

NNWFHS Amington War Memorial Page

CWGC Chatby Memorial, Egypt

Royal Engineers

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