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Alexander Cuthbert

Alexander Cuthbert

Male 1878 - 1918  (40 years)

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  • Name Alexander Cuthbert 
    Relationshipwith George William Craxford
    Born 1878  North Shields, Tyne And Wear Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1881  75, Rudyerd Street, North Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1917  18, Grosvenor Place, North Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Service 1911-1918 
    Merchant Marine: Master Steam Cargo Ship Ethellinda 
    • The vessel was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine UC-31 about five miles north west of Anglesey. Captain Cuthbert was awarded the Merchant Marine Medal postumously
    Died 29 Jan 1918  The Skerries, Anglesey, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Commemoration 1920  Tower Hill Memorial, Trinity Square, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Award 15 Feb 1924 
    Mercantile Marine Medal 
    • Awareded postumously to his widow
    Person ID I847  Extended Craxford Family | Judith's maternal branch in the Craxford tree, Judith's paternal family tree
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2014 

    Father David Cuthbert,   b. 1851, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1918  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Maria Went,   b. 1852, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F11009  Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family Florence May Anderson,   b. 1878, North Shields, Tyne And Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1904  North Shields, Tyne And Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Rose Cuthbert,   b. 1907, North Shields, Tyne And Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Photos
    Henry L Simpson as a boy
    Henry L Simpson as a boy
    Henry Simpson seen with his uncle (Capt Anderson) and aunts (Florence and ???). Also seen is his grandmother Anderson.
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2007 
    Family ID F225  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1878 - North Shields, Tyne And Wear Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1904 - North Shields, Tyne And Wear Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCommemoration - 1920 - Tower Hill Memorial, Trinity Square, London Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Capt. Cuthbert
    Capt. Cuthbert
    Husband of Florence Anderson.
    Captain Alexander Cuthbert
    Captain Alexander Cuthbert
    Husband of Florence Anderson
    The Mercantile Marine War Medal
    The Mercantile Marine War Medal
    Established in 1919, this medal was issued by the Board of Trade for service in the Merchant Navy after a voyage through a war zone during the war. Cast in bronze the front shows the head of King George V; the reverse shows a merchant ship in a stormy sea surrounded by a laurel leaf. The ribbon reflects the ship's lights (red - port; green - starboard; white - masthead)

    Text: The Great War 1914 - 1918 website.
    Certificates of Competency
    Certificates of Competency
    Alexander rapidly progressed through the ranks making 2nd mate at 21, first mate at 22 and master at 24.

    Headstones
    WG: Cuthbert, Alexander
    WG: Cuthbert, Alexander

    Citation

    Photograph of crew of Ethelinda detail from Ethelinda to Excel Benjidog Tower Hill Website.

    Medal Cards
    Cuthbert, Alexander
    Cuthbert, Alexander
    He was master of the steam cargo ship Ethelinda which was sunk by a U-boat in January 1918. He was postumously awarded the Merchant Marine medal and the British War medal

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, Tynemouth 10b 358 (JFM 1904) (Reliability: 3).


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