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Battrick, P

Tower Hill Mercantile Marine Memorial

Tower Hill Mercantile Marine Memorial, London

Notice of death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 4 February 1918

Commemorated on Jersey Mercantile Marine Memorial at Jersey Maritime Museum

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record



Percy Battrick

Able Seaman Percy Battrick
Mercantile Marine. SS Normandy

Son of Mrs. Mary Jane Battrick, of 59, Priory Cottage, Newton Rd., Woolston. Born at Jersey.

Killed in action, aged 22 years.

S.S. "Normandy" (Southampton), 618grt, defensively-armed, 25 January 1918, 8 miles E by N from Cape La Hague, torpedoed without warning and sunk by submarine, 14 lives lost.


NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 28 January 1918

Jersey Sailor Drowned Through Enemy Action. All disasters at sea, great or small, usually affect this Island and by the sinking of a small cargo vessel by the enemy a few days ago one young Jerseyman has lost his life and another is seriously ill. Percy Battrick, who was unfortunately not among the few men of the crew saved, was the eldest son of Mr & Mrs W J Battrick of First Tower and what makes the case even more tragic is that on 4 January last he was married to Miss E M Hearne, eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs J Hearne of St Aubins. The first notification received stated that the sailor had been drowned, then another telegram stated that he was thought to be saved but, unfortunately, later news confirmed the first notification. We tender the widow and relatives our sincere sympathy.