Memorial: M5909

Memorial at St Thomas Eccleston Church, St Helens, Lancashire commemorating Frederick Bates d. 1919

Location

St Thomas Eccleston Church, St Helens, Lancashire, England

Transcript

'TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF / CAPTAIN FREDERICK BATES / OF THE S.S. "MEROE". / COMMODORE OF THE / MOSS STEAMSHIP CO. LIVERPOOL / TORPEDOED IN THE MEDITERRANEAN / OCTOBER 29TH 1916, AND DIED AS / A RESULT OF SHELLSHOCK / FEBRUARY 17TH 1919. AGED 57 YEARS. / "I HAVE FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT, / I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH."

Details

Vessel: SS Meroe

Event Category

1914-1918 First World War

People

Bates, Frederick
Age:
Date of Death: 17/2/1919
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation: Moss Steamship Co

Extra

Notes: SS 'Meroe' sunk by 'U-63'.

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