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Drifter Pescatorial YH297

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Susan Report 4 Sep 2019 12:01

My great grandfather Henry James Reeve born in Martham 1862 was a fisherman on this drifter which we presume was requisitioned for minesweeping duties. Prior to its capture and sinking by U boat 38 HJR was drowned on 9th April, 1915. I am unable to find any further information so if anyone can assist I would be grateful.
Sue Barker :-(


Rambling Report 4 Sep 2019 12:07

Are you looking for info on the boat or specifically on the death of your gt grandfather?

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 4 Sep 2019 12:13

I was wondering that too, Rose.

About the Piscatorial...........


KathleenBell Report 4 Sep 2019 12:17

This is the record from Findmypast (although the image says he died of Ulceration of the Stomach and not drowning):-

First name(s) Henry James
Last name Reeve
Age 52
Birth year 1863
Birth date 1863
Birth place Martham,Norfolk
Death year 1915
Death date 9 Apr 1915
Death place Milford Haven
Place Piscatorial
Country Great Britain
Type At Sea
Vessel name Piscatorial
Departure port -
War -
Source Deaths At Sea 1891 – 1972
Archive reference BT 334
Box 0065
Page 20
The National Archives
Record set British Armed Forces And Overseas Deaths And Burials

He was an Oarsman and his address was Railway Terrace, Martham, Norfolk. He died at Milford Haven and the death was registered at the port of Yarmouth.

Kath. x


greyghost Report 4 Sep 2019 12:26

Previous thread to which poster did not return

Cause of death Ulceration of stomach not drowning shown on that thread along with some info about the Piscatorial.


Rambling Report 4 Sep 2019 12:40

as per other thread

Deaths Jun 1915 (>99%)
Reeve Henry J 52 Haverfordwest 11a 1472


KathleenBell Report 4 Sep 2019 13:51

I've sent a message to Susan asking her to return to the thread with more information about what she is looking for.

Kath. x

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 4 Sep 2019 17:15

Message of thanks received, from Susan, we have all been a great help with Henry.

Chris :)

(not sure whether Susan was used to posting, or how the 'Boards' work, but at least she has seen things, so that's good!)


Susan Report 24 Sep 2019 12:52

Many thanks one and all. I think I have gone as far as I can now with this family so need to transfer efforts to another branch of ancestors. I am amazed at the genorosity of all of the tree owners and researchers