Ernest George Briant
Born at Wellington, New Zealand.
Ernest was working as a greaser on the SS Huntstrick when it was torpedoed NW of Morocco by U-boat 39 on 8 June 1917. The SS Huntstrick, which was built by Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd. in Belfast in 1902 and owned at the time of her loss by F. C. Strick & Co Ltd, London was a steamer of 8151 tons. At the time she was torpedoed she was on a voyage from London to Salonica, Greece with a cargo of government stores and troops, including a motor launch, ML541. Ernest was one of 15 men who died as a result of the attack. source : War Memorials Wellington
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