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Hastie, E.A., App., 1917
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S S Taplow

On the Tower Hill Memorial is the name of Apprentice Edgar Atheling Haste serving with the Mercantile Marine who died 05/06/1917.

Edgar was born 1st November 1900 and was the second son of the late Mariner George Nelson Hastie, and his wife, Emma (their first son died in 1895, only one year old).

They resided at 135 Marlborough Road, South Shields in 1901, but by 1911 the address was 131 Marlborough Street.

He served with the SS Taplow as an apprentice.

On 5th June 1917, the SS Taplow, a steamer sailed from Huelva, in southern Spain, bound for Port Talbot. In July, she was reported as "very much overdue", and on the 1st August 1917 was formally listed with Lloyds as missing.

Edgar, aged only 16, and the rest of the crew were presumed drowned.

Edgar Atheling Hastie is remembered at Harton on H014.03 on our List of Ships’ crews

S S Taplow history
South Shields Grammar School
The CWGC entry for Apprentice Hastie

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk