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    My wife's grandfather, Hugh Nixon Third, was lost when the Homeside was sunk in January 1941. You can add that name to your list. I have no details on the sinking and I presume he drowned.

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    I will look into it.

    She was a 3,433 grt steam cargo ship that was sunk on 19 July 1941 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-66 at position 19 00' N, 21 30’ W.

    UK and Commonwealth Merchant Navy Seamen Recorded as Lost on Holmside ?

    Tower Hill WW2 Memorial Holme Force to Hopepeak

    https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/1033.html

    We have details of 23 people who were on board.*

    https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship1033.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewen Todd View Post
    My wife's grandfather, Hugh Nixon Third, was lost when the Homeside was sunk in January 1941. You can add that name to your list. I have no details on the sinking and I presume he drowned.

    Ewen Todd


    Early days and will keep looking could Hugh have been attached to the ship as a gunner ?

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    There are ships with similar sounding names. As far as we know this was the Homeside and not Holmside, but mistakes can be made in recording data. I know his birthdate (1877) and his father William was a master mariner from Aberdeenshire but nothing on Hugh. Since he was 63 when he died, that seems old for a merchant seaman.

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    82, Hi Ewen, Wee bit more:From Ancestry World Wide

    Hugh Nixon Third

    Birth: 13 Aug 1877 - Peterhead, Aberdeenshire
    Death: 28 Jan 1941 on SS Homeside, cause of death: ''Supposed drowning''
    F: William Thyrd b 1842-1907
    M: Catherine Taylor b 1845-1900
    Siblings: 6 brothers, [4 survived to adulthood] 1 sister

    23557866_10159475776490621_2042375522_o.jpg23557866_10159475776490621_2042375522_o.jpg

    Marriage
    Hugh Nixon Third (1877-1941)
    19, August 1903. 37, Wallace Street, Glasgow.
    Spouse
    Jane Ann Ross Young
    1882–1979

    Boatswain Hugh Third
    BIRTH unknown
    DEATH 28 Jan 1941
    BURIAL Tower Hill Memorial London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Greater London, England
    PLOT Panel 57
    MEMORIAL ID 15375437

    Address at time of death:59, Clifford St, Glasgow S.W.1

    From FMP:
    1881 England, Wales & Scotland Census.
    Address: 56, Queen Street, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

    Household Members
    First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Gender Age Birth year Occupation Birth place
    William Third Head Married Male 38 1843 Seaman (First Matt) Longside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
    Catherine Third Wife Married Female 35 1846 - Ireland
    William C Third Son - Male 13 1868 Scholar Ireland
    James G Third Son - Male 11 1870 Scholar Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
    John A Third Son - Male 8 1873 Scholar Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
    Mary J Third Daughter - Female 6 1875 Scholar Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
    Hugh Nixon Third Son - Male 3 1878 - Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
    George R Third Son - Male 2 1879 - Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
    Mary J Taylor Niece - Female 22 1859 Nurse Ireland
    Last edited by Marian Gray; 12th November 2017 at 09:42 PM. Reason: added text

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    SS HOMESIDE

    SS Homeside was sailing form Pepel to the the Tees with a cargo of iron ore in convoy SL.62 and was probably straggling. The last reported position was 43.52N 18.40W on 28th January 1941. The circumstances of her loss remain unknown. There were no survivors. The master (William Cockerill Beedle) and thirty-three crew members lost their lives and are commemorated on Tower Hill, Panel 57.

    The loss of SS Homeside
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    Boatswain
    THIRD, HUGH

    Died 28/01/1941
    Aged 63
    S.S. Homeside (Newcastle-on-Tyne)
    Merchant Navy
    Son of William and Catherine Third; husband of Jane Ann Ross Third.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith at Tregenna View Post
    SS HOMESIDE

    SS Homeside was sailing form Pepel to the the Tees with a cargo of iron ore in convoy SL.62 and was probably straggling. The last reported position was 43.52N 18.40W on 28th January 1941. The circumstances of her loss remain unknown. There were no survivors. The master (William Cockerill Beedle) and thirty-three crew members lost their lives and are commemorated on Tower Hill, Panel 57.
    This appears to be the ship - HOMESIDE official number 148100

    http://www.searlecanada.org/sunderla.../homeside1.jpg


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    Thanks for the input, confirms what we knew about his family and more, but good background to the history of the ship and where he is buried. Apparently, Jane-Ann was very happy when she found out he had died because she thought he was not a good husband or father in his behaviour. Another tragedy was that there were two sons of this marriage; the wife Jane-Ann Ross Third and mother of my father-in-law lost her other son, Hugh William Third, who was shot down over Berlin in November 1940. He was a rear-gunner, and I saw his grave in that city many years ago.

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