Tower Hill Mercantile Marine Memorial,
H.M.H.S. "Dover Castle"
She was torpedoed by the German U-boat UC-67
on 26 May 1917, while 50 miles (80 km) north of Bône
on passage from Malta to Gibraltar. The initial explosion
killed seven boiler stokers but the crew was able to evacuate
the wounded onto HMS Cameleon. The captain and a small
crew tried to save the ship but she was hit by a second
torpedo an hour later, and sank in three minutes at 37°45'N
Trimmer William George Kentchen
Mercantile Marine. H.M.H.S. "Dover
Son of William and, Jersey born, Phyllis Kentchen.
Husband of Nellie Kentchen (nee Allen), of 21, Bedford
Place, Southampton. Born at Southampton.
Killed, aged 29 years
War Graves Commission Record