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   Fireman Hugh Caulfield (Kelly)
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 14/09/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: S.S. Tuscania (Glasgow), Mercantile Marine (- Merchant Navy)
Died: 05/02/1918 (Died at Sea)
Age: 38
According to military records Hugh Caulfield was born about 1880 in Ireland. The CWGC record that he was the husband of Mary Caulfield, nee Carley, of Meeting Street, Maghera, County Derry. There has never been a Meeting Street in Maghera. Hugh Caulfield signed up as T Kelly.Fireman Hugh Caulfield was serving on board the Mercantile Marine ship, the S.S. Tuscania. The Anchor liner Tuscania was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat in the Irish Sea some seven miles south-west of Islay on 5th February 1918. When the torpedo struck the Tuscania there were 39 men toiling in her boiler-rooms stoking coal. Not one of them survived. Fireman Hugh Caulfield was one of those 39 men who died that day. He was 38 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tower Hill Memorial
  , London, 
Grave Ref: None
CWGC Casualty 2977444
The Tower Hill Memorial commemorates men and women of the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets who died in both World Wars and who have no known grave. It stands on the south side of the garden of Trinity Square, London, close to The Tower of London.
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 Island of Islay The Loss of the Troopship Tuscania, includes ship photo
2 London Remembers Hugh Caulfield listed on Tower Hill Memorial
3 Tower Hill - Lest We forget Photo of the Tuscania Memorial
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023