Born m New Zealand.
During the war, the SS Georgian was used as a troopship, horse transport and cargo carrier. During the Gallipoli campaign of 1915 she took wounded ANZAC troops from the beachhead under fire, for which the captain was mentioned in despatches and subsequently awarded the OBE. She came under torpedo attack off the south coast of Ireland, but an alert lookout spotted the track and the ship turned just in time for the torpedo to pass parallel to her 10 yards away and she escaped under smoke. She was not so lucky in March 1917 when she was torpedoed 50 miles north of Crete. She was hit amidships and went down level in 15 minutes, which probably accounts for the comparatively low loss of life despite the fact she only carried 4 regular lifeboats plus at least 1 collapsible lifeboat. 4 Crew were lost. From 1914 to her sinking in 1917 she was commanded by John Parry,
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