Edward Le Page

Date of birth: 1877
Place of birth: Guernsey
Regiment / Division: Mercantile Marine
Vessel: SS South Western
Rank / Service No: Able Seaman
Died: 16th March 1918, aged 41 years
Commemorated: Tower Hill Memorial


Edward was the youngest of 3 siblings born to William Charles and Rachel Louise Le Page (nee Moullin).

There is no proof of a marriage for the couple but it probably occurred in the early 1870’s.


William, a farmer, was born in Guernsey on 26 October 1849.

Rachel was born on 19 October 1847 in Guernsey; it is not known when either passed away.



Edwin   b. 11 May 1874 Guernsey    d. ??   Married Lilian Hamon approximately 1899 on Guernsey.

Alfred   b. 1875 Guernsey   d. 4 November 1938 Guernsey   Married Melvina Maria Jehan on Guernsey 22 July 1900 (they had 8 children).



Edward, a house painter, married Celestine Marie Richer on Guernsey in 1901. It is not known when the couple moved to Southampton, but they were living at 150 Derby Road at the 1911 Census.


They had 1 daughter…….

Millicent May   b. 4 October 1902 Guernsey   d. 1997 Bournemouth aged 95 years   Married John Stanley Webb in Southampton in 1922.


Celestine was born on Guernsey in 1879 and she passed away in Southampton in 1956.



The South Western was built in 1874, weighing 674 tonnes.


On a voyage from Southampton to St. Malo, carrying general cargo and 4 passengers, she was sunk by a torpedo fired from UB-59, under the command of Erwin Wassner.


She sank 9 miles of St. Catherine’s Point (I.o.W) and 24 persons were lost.


Researcher: Mark Heritage
Published: 7th November 2016


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