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Hamish Brown Maclaurin Marr

Hamish Brown Maclaurin Marr

Male 1920 - 1940  (20 years)

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  • Name Hamish Brown Maclaurin Marr 
    Born 29 Mar 1920  Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Education Loretto from September 1933 to July 1938. He was Head of School, in the VI Form, XV, Boxing and Athletics Teams and Fives Couples, editor of the Lorettonian, a Prizeman and a Sergeant in the O.T.C.  
    Info 1 Died after being picked up by fisherman friend from Fife after RN ship sank during Dunkirk evacuation. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1 Jun 1940  During Dunkirk evacuation, Dunkirk, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried UNKNOWN  CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I000646  Ancestorium
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2022 

    Father William Harrower Marr,   b. 1890, (or Jan 1888) Hornsey, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1976, Elie, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Isobel Maclean Cameron(?) Kelly,   b. 20 Sep 1891, Partick, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1973, Elie, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 4 Jun 1919  Hillhead, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. (India??) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F00199  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Hamish Brown Maclaurin Marr.
    Hamish Brown Maclaurin Marr.
    Acting Sub-Lieutenant Marr, R.N.V.R.

  • Notes 
    • Marr, Hamish Brown Maclaurin
      Acting Sub-Lieutenant Marr, R.N.V.R. (Clyde Division), was born on 29th March 1920, and at Loretto from September 1933 to July 1938. He was Head of School, in the VI Form, XV, Boxing and Athletics Teams and Fives Couples, editor of the Lorettonian, a Prizeman and a Sergeant in the O.T.C.

      After joining the R.N.V.R. he served for some time at Scapa, where his ship was engaged in examining neutral vessels entering the area. He was then sent south, and on 1st June 1940 lost his life in the sinking of H.M.S. Grive, off Dunkirk, just after she had reached the French coast from Dover.
      The Lorettonian Society.
      https://ol.loretto.com/frmProfile.aspx?A=__103
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      In Memory of
      HAMISH BROWN MACLAURIN MARR
      Sub-Lieutenant. H.M.S. Grive, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
      who died on Saturday, 1st June 1940. Age 20.
      Additional Information: Son of William Harrower Marr and Isobel MacLean Marr. of Glasgow.

      Commemorative Information
      Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, United Kingdom
      Grave Reference
      Panel Number: 40, 2.

      Location: The Memorial overlooks the town of Chatham and is approached by a steep path from the Town Hall Gardens.

      Commonwealth War Graves Commission
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      Sub-Lieutenant Hamish Brown Maclaurin Marr
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/14375969/hamish-brown_maclaurin-marr
      BIRTH unknown
      DEATH 1 Jun 1940
      BURIAL Chatham Naval Memorial, Chatham, Medway Unitary Authority, Kent, England
      PLOT 40 2.
      MEMORIAL ID 14375969 ·

      Age: 20
      Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, H.M.S. Grive.
      Son of William Harrower Marr and Isobel MacLean Marr. of Glasgow.
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      HMS GRIVE
      https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?147

      general
      nationality: british
      purpose: transport
      type: schooner (ex-yacht)
      propulsion: motor vessel (diesel)
      date built: 1904
      status: live

      details
      tonnage: 816 grt
      dimensions: 67.9 x 8.4 x 4.7 m
      engine: 2 x Sulzer diesels, dual shaft, 2 screws
      speed: 22.5 knots
      yard no.: 437

      about the loss:
      cause lost: air raid
      other reasons: mine
      date lost: 01/06/1940 [dd/mm/yyyy]
      casualties: † max.25 rank: 693
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      Last owner:
      [1] British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN, London. HMS Grive [+1940]. period 1939 ~ 1940
      Prev. owners:
      [2] Liddell, Oswald C., Southampton (UK). MV Narcissus. period 1927 ~ 1940
      [3] Embricos Brothers, Athens. SS Narcissus. period 1919 ~ 1927
      [4] British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN, London. HMS SS Narcissus II. period 1915 ~ 1919
      [5] Miller Mundy, E., Derby. SS Narcissus. period 1904 ~ 1915
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      Siert Ingo 04/02/2012
      Narcissus
      copyrights: McQuaid, John Ward
      ref. used: Cameron, Stuart, clydesite (co.uk)

      Hydrographic Service For the UK
      WRECK REPORT
      The wrecksite has been derived in part from material obtained from the UK Hydrographic Office with the permission of the UK Hydrographic Office and Her Majesty’s Stationery Office and the following authorities.
      © British Crown Copyright, 2021.

      History
      Siert Ingo 04/02/2012
      HMS GRIVE (formerly NARCISSUS) sank after been damaged by an air raid on Dunkerque harbour on May 31st of 1940 the next morning by striking a mine. She was one of the vessels which were involved in the evacuation of Dunkerque in the Second World War. According sources, her captain and 24 other people of her crew lost their lives on her. She had already served in the First World War under British Services and damaged a the German submarine UB-49 under command of Kapitän Hans von Mellenthin.
      ref. used: Cameron, Stuart, clydesite (co.uk)
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      Jan Lettens 01/06/2015
      Grive, ex-Narcissus was built by Fairchild Ship & Engineering Co. in Glasgow in 1905. She was a screw schooner, 816 tons, 222.7x27.7x15.4 ft

      Captain. The Hon. Lionel John Olive Lambert (age 67), Captain, RN. D S O
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      People on board HMS GRIVE
      1. ADAMS, ALFRED GEORGE (19), Radio Officer, HMS Grive, Naval Auxiliary Personnel, †01/06/1940, Son of Archibald George and Florence Helen Adams, of Elham, Kent, Memorial: De Panne Communal Cemetery
      2. ANDERSON, WILLIAM JOHN (37), Second Engineer, HMS Grive, Naval Auxiliary Personnel, †01/06/1940, Memorial: Liverpool Naval Memorial
      3. BALLS, HENRY CHARLES (38), Leading Seaman (no. C/J 113574), HMS Grive, Royal Navy, †01/06/1940, Son of George R. and Lucy Balls; husband of Rosa Balls, of Lowestoft, Suffolk, Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial
      4. BODLE, HERBERT GEORGE (62), Chief Cook (no. 341935), HMS Grive, Naval Auxiliary Personnel, †01/06/1940, Son of George and Fanny Bodle; husband of Violet May Bodle, of Swaythling, Hampshire, Memorial: Liverpool Naval Memorial
      5. BRANWELL, MICHAEL REEVE (29), Leutnant, HMS Grive, Royal Navy, †01/06/1940, Son of Auckland and Anita Branwell, of Putney Heath, London, Memorial: Marquise Communal Cemetery
      6. COOKE, JOHN KENNETH (30), Seaman, HMS Grive, Naval Auxiliary Personnel, †01/06/1940, Son of Joseph William and Gladys Pearl Cooke, of Rock Ferry, Cheshire, Memorial: De Panne Communal Cemetery]
      7. COOMBER, SYDNEY JOHN (40), Able Seaman (no. C/SS 8831), HMS Grive, Royal Navy, †01/06/1940, Son of John Sydney and Alice Emma Coomber; husband of Gladys Amelia Sarah Coomber, of Lanes End, Kent, Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial
      8. FARROW, EDWARD JOHN AUGUST (33), Telegraphist (no. P/WRX 1230), HMS Grive, Royal Naval Volunteer, †01/06/1940, Son of Henry John Thomas Farrow and Margaretta Henrietta Farrow; husband of Gladys Farrow, of Patcham, Sussex, Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial
      9. FROST, FREDERICK (21), Chief Cook, HMS Grive, Naval Auxiliary Personnel, †01/06/1940, Memorial: Liverpool Naval Memorial
      10. GRAHAM, THOMAS (58), Lieutenant (E), HMS Grive, Royal Naval Reserve, †01/06/1940, Son of Andrew and Margaret Graham; husband of Ellen Graham, of Shirley, Southampton, Memorial: Liverpool Naval Memorial
      11. HALL, JAMES WESLEY (33), Third Engineer Officer (no. 56362), HMS Grive, Naval Auxiliary Personnel, †01/06/1940, Memorial: Liverpool Naval Memorial
      12. HANN, REGINALD LESLIE (40), 2nd Steward, HMS Grive, Naval Auxiliary Personnel, †01/06/1940, Memorial: Liverpool Naval Memorial
      13. HARRIS, WILLIAM , Ordinary Seaman (no. P/JX 177786), HMS Grive, Royal Navy, †01/06/1940, Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial
      14. HODGSON, JOHN ELLWOOD (24), Ordinary Seaman (no. P/JX 178179), HMS Grive, Royal Navy, †01/06/1940, Son of William and Mary Ann Hodgson, of Lancaster, Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial
      15. HORNBY, STANLEY ARTHUR (20), Signalman (no. P/LD/X 3308), HMS Grive, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, †01/06/1940, Son of Percy and Ethel Margaret Hornby, of Winchmore Hill, Middlesex, Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial
      16. HUGHES, THOMAS EDWARD (25), Seaman (no. 40064), HMS Grive, Naval Auxiliary Personnel, †01/06/1940, Son of James and Jane Elizabeth Hughes, Memorial: Liverpool Naval Memorial
      17. LAMBART, THE HON. LIONEL JOHN OLIVE (67), Captain, D S O, HMS Grive, Royal Navy, †01/06/1940, Son of Frederick Edward Gould Lambart, 9th Earl of Cavan, and Mary, Countess of Cavan; husband of Adelaide Douglas Lambart, of Sherston, Wiltshire, Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial
      18. LEACH, WILLIAM ROBERT HERBERT , Greaser (no. 905781), HMS Grive, Naval Auxiliary Personnel, †01/06/1940, Memorial: Liverpool Naval Memorial
      19. LEAVEY, ALFRED STANLEY (27), Greaser (no. 59740), HMS Grive, Naval Auxiliary Personnel, †01/06/1940, Memorial: Liverpool Naval Memorial
      20. MACKENZIE, MURDO ANTHONY (41), Chief Steward (no. 45789), HMS Grive, Naval Auxiliary Personnel, †01/06/1940, Memorial: Liverpool Naval Memorial
      21. MARR, HAMISH BROWN MACLAURIN (20), Sub-Lieutenant, HMS Grive, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, †01/06/1940, Son of William Harrower Marr and Isobel MacLean Marr. of Glasgow, Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial
      22. METCALF, FREDERICK CHARLES (27), Pantryman (no. 98584), HMS Grive, Naval Auxiliary Personnel, †01/06/1940, Son of George and Harriet Metcalf; husband of Constance F. Metcalf, Memorial: Liverpool Naval Memorial
      23. MURPHY, JAMES , Greaser, HMS Grive, Naval Auxiliary Personnel, †01/06/1940, Memorial: Liverpool Naval MemorialUIKeyInputEnd
      24. WELLSTEAD, HENRY CYRIL GEORGE (30), Pantryman (no. 43040), HMS Grive, Naval Auxiliary Personnel, †01/06/1940, Memorial: Liverpool Naval Memorial

      ref. used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Cwgc
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      The Wreck today
      Jan Lettens 06/08/2007
      En limite sud du chenal, très proche de la côte et de la bouée DW27, la visibilité y est souvent réduite, ce qui fait que cette épave n'est pas très visitée. Dommage car je pense qu'il reste beaucoup à découvrir sur son compte. Le nom de ce navire est quasiment confirmé par les pièces de vaisselles aperçues sur l'épave et gravées au nom de l'ancien baptême: ''Narcissius''. Cependant, le nom du ''Voilier'' lui a souvent été attribué vu la forme de sa coque. Le croquis suivant est très sommaire je l'avoue. Il reprend les points que j'ai pu noter lors de mes quelques plongées sur cette épave: 2 hélices et un gouvernail dans une souille très sombre, un canon sur le pont arrière, une cassure au milieu, et une ancre posée sur le sable à l'avant.
      ref. used: Read more at wrecksite: https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?147

      Google translate
      The Wreck today Jan Lettens 06/08/2007 At the southern limit of the channel, very close to the coast and to the DW27 buoy, visibility is often reduced, which means that this wreck is not very visited. Too bad because I think there is still a lot to discover on its account. The name of this ship is almost confirmed by the pieces of dishes seen on the wreck and engraved with the name of the old baptism: "Narcissius". However, the name of the '' Sailboat '' has often been attributed to it due to the shape of its hull. The following sketch is very summary I admit. It takes up the points that I was able to note during my few dives on this wreck: 2 propellers and a rudder in a very dark dirt, a cannon on the aft deck, a break in the middle, and an anchor placed on the sand at the front.
      ref. used: Read more at wrecksite: https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?147...
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      about the wreck
      depth (m.): 24 max. / 7.2 min. (m)
      orientation: 45°
      references: dkepaves.free.fr