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Roll of Honour

Hartlepool seafarers lost at sea

Marston, Norman Mingo

Messroom Steward
45, Thornton Street, West Hartlepool
West Hartlepool

Lost on the Orfordness when it was attacked by a submarine.. Norman was the son of Frederick William, an artist born in Sherburn E.Yks,and wife Mary Ann Marston (nee Mingo) and born in Exteter, of 45, Thornton Street, West Hartlepool.

In 1891 they lived at 7 Stranton Place and later moved to Thornton St where they were when Nornam was killed. Norman had a brother Victor and he was reported as in hospital in Devenport  with shrapnel wounds when Norman was killed. Absent voters' lists indicate two further sons were fighting in WW1, Albert Joseph and Frederick Theodore. It is unclear whether they survived.