|Date of birth:||1902|
|Place of birth:||southampton|
|Service No.:||Not known|
|Died:||17th January 1918 aged 16 years|
|Death location:||At sea|
Life before the War
Our research has not been able to confirm any family details for Harry, apart from the name of his parents given below.
Mercantile Marine Memorial
“Dibden, Cabin boy William Harry. S.S. Kingsdyke (Glasgow). Drowned as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine, 17th Jan., 1918. Age 16. Son of the late William Henry and May Dibden. Born at Southampton”.
S.S. Kingsdyke, built by Schlesinger, Davis & Co., Newcastle in 1888 and owned at the time of her loss by Lowlands Steam Shipping Co. Ltd. (J. Crass & Co.), Glasgow, was a British steamer of 1710 tons.
On January 17th 1918, Kingsdyke, on a voyage from Rouen to Cardiff in ballast, was sunk by the German submarine UB-80 (Max Viebeg), 20 miles NE3/4E from Cape Barfleur. Sixteen persons were lost.
|Researcher:||23rd June 2015|
|Updated:||Insert dates here|
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