John Patrick Malin

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Fireman

Regiment/Service: Mercantile Marine

Unit Text: S.S. "Comrie Castle" (London)

Age: 29

Date of Death: 14/03/1918

Additional information: Son of Henry and Marie Eugene Malin, of 9, Eastwood Rd., Silvertown, London.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: E. 28. 15/21. Cemetery:


Mr. Malin was one of the nine unfortunate men who were killed when the "Comrie Castle" was torpedoed on March 14th, 1918 in the English Channel off St. Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight, whilst on a voyage from London to New York.   Beached on Horse Tail Bank, despite adverse winds and tides, rough seas and other difficulties, she was refloated and beached in a more sheltered position off Netley.   From there she was again refloated and towed to Portsmouth for repair.

Others who died:-

Alford, P.T., Steward

Callan, M., Greaser

Driscoll, Denis, Trimmer

Maclean, William., 4th. Engineer.

Tidy, T., Fireman

There are 3 others who were lost but whose names are not mentioned in Union-castle at War 1914-1918.


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