Aldbourne Heritage Centre
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

copy of press photo of the wreck of the SS Vedra