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Roll of Honour

Hartlepool seafarers lost at sea

Lucas, George Arthur Michael

Boy 2nd Class
23, Cumberland Street, West Hartlepool
West Hartlepool

George Arthur Michael Lucas was born in West Hartlepool on the 19th May 1899 the oldest of 6 children to Arthur Lucas and his wife Annie both natives of West Hartlepool who had married in the town in 1898. Arthur was a shipyard labourer and the son of George Lucas who was a boot and shoe maker originally from Leeds and his Scottish wife Catherine.

In 1911, the family were living in Sunderland Street West Hartlepool, father Arthur was a shipyard labourer and young George Arthur was a scholar.

George must have joined the Royal Navy when barely 15 years of age and was on board HM Ganges, a Royal Navy training ship. It appears that he sadly lost hislife through illness and was buried in Shotley Churchyard near Harwich in Suffolk.