Born: 1898, Ipswich.

Died: 19th October 1940; age: 42; MPK – ship lost through enemy action.

Residence: 26, Turret Lane, Ipswich.


Rank: Greaser.

Regiment: Merchant Navy, S.S. ‘Sulaco’ Liverpool 147358.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 104.

Tower Hill Memorial,



Relatives Notified & Address: Nephew of Mrs. Kate Ann Doughty Worledge, of 26, Turret Lane, Ipswich.




1901   36, Samuel Road, Ipswich.


Henry was 2 years old and living with his widowed mother. They were visitors of 56 year old, James Howes, a Foreman in Brewery.

Rose Ellen Haslam (nee Leggett), 31, Living on own Means, born Ipswich.


Father: James Henry Haslam, born November 1865, Ipswich – died 1898, Ipswich, of Phthisis and Exhaustion.


In 1907, Ipswich, Henry’s mother, Rose married William Baldry. Rose died in March 1936, at 26, Turret Lane, Ipswich.


Departing from the Port of London, on the 6th December 1923, 25 year old, Henry, a Labourer, of 40, Samuel Road, Ipswich, sailed 3rd Class on board S.S. ‘Demosthenes’ of the Aberdeen Line bound for Australia.


On the 27th October 1937, Henry arrived at the Port of London, as a Distressed British Seaman. He had embarked at Rio de Janeiro, and sailed on the S.S. ‘Avila Star’ of the Blue Star Line Ltd. Henry was a Fireman, of 10, Rope Yard Rails, South Woolwich.

S.S. ‘Sulaco’ 1926 – Cammell Laird & Co Ltd, Birkenhead Liverpool. 5,389 ton Merchant steamer, owned by Elders & Fyffes Ltd, London.

19th October 1940, 360 miles west of Rockall. The Sulaco on an Atlantic convoy OB-220, was struck by a torpedo at 02.29 hours, fire from U-124 and was hit amidships and rapidly sank, With the loss of her captain Master Henry Carlton Bower, two Royal Artillery gunners and 63 crew. Chief cook James Thomas Harvey being the soul survivor , picked up by HMCS Saguenay D79. Arriving at Greenock Scotland on the 23rd October.


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