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Kadrewell, M A W

Tower Hill Mercantile Marine Memorial

Tower Hill Mercantile Marine Memorial, London

Notice of death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 6 November 1918

Commemorated on memorial in Jersey Masonic Temple to Freemasons
and on Jersey Mercantile Marine Memorial at Jersey Maritime Museum

H.M.H.S. "Llandovery Castle"

H.M.H.S. "Llandovery Castle"


Martin Alexander Walter Kadrewell

Second Cook Martin Alexander Walter Kadrewell
Mercantile Marine. HM Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle (London)

Son of the late William Kadrewell. Husband of Julia Mary Kadrewell (nee Wiltshire), of 14, New St. John's Rd., Jersey. Born in London.

Drowned, as a result of an attack by enemy submarine, 27th June 1918, aged 51 years.


NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Tuesday 2 July 1918

The Torpedoed Hospital Ship - Jerseyman Aboard. Among those on board the ill-fated Llandovery Castle, the hospital ship torpedoed on Thursday last, was Mr Martin Alexander Walter Kadrewell of 14 New St Johns Road. Mr Kadrewell, who was born in London but from his many years residence in the Island may be termed a Jerseyman, was a chef on board the vessel and had been in the employment of the Union Castle Line for 16 or 17 years. He was in the Island last about 4 months ago. It is, of course, quite possible that Mr Kadrewell if one of the few survivors but so far his wife, who is naturally in a state of the greatest anxiety, has received no news of any kind.

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 6 November 1918

Another Jersey Victim of Hun Brutality. When the hospital ship Llandovery Castle was sunk by enemy action on 29 June a well known resident, Mr M A W Kadrewell, was known to be serving on the vessel and unfortunately his name did not appear amongst the list of saved. Since that time the family have been anxiously awaiting further tidings but unhappily the official intimation of the death of the sailor has now been received. The deceased, who was 49, had been at sea practically all his life and was well known and highly respected locally. We tender the widow and family our heartfelt condolences.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record