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WW1: Roll of Honour: Aldridge, Leslie W

Rank Merchant Navy
Death 7 Dec 1914, on SS Vedra, Morecombe Bay.
Family Son of William and Theodosia Aldridge of Back Lane
Biographic detail Aged 19
Extra detail The SS Vedra was carrying a cargo of benzene and ran aground in a storm, there was fire followed by an explosion. Only 2 of the 35 crew escaped