Amoss is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park

Born:  1880
Died: 25th November 1916; age 36; On board H.M. Trawler ‘Burnley’ Killed by mine from the German submarine UC-4 (Commander Hans Howaldt) off Orford Ness, Suffolk.

Rank: Trimmer Cook . Service Number:825TC
Regiment: Royal Naval Reserves, H.M. Trawler ‘Burnley’


Grave Reference:

Chatham Naval Memorial 1916,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William Purkiss, of Akenham, Ipswich, Husband to Mary Purkiss, of 265, Spring Road, Ipswich.


Amoss is remembered on the war memorial at St. John the Baptist Church, Ipswich.





Amoss served along side William Trusler on board H.M. Trawler Burnley, William was Amoss’s  boy cook. William was one of the youngest to die from Ipswich aged just 16.




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