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Port Isaac Commemorates Lives Lost in WW1 Wreck

Thursday, Nov 1, 2018

A plaque commemorating two young sailors whose lives were lost at sea after their ship was sunk during World War 1 has been erected in Port Isaac village.

Robert Hocking, 18, and William Eaton, 17, were part of the crew on the British steam ship, The SS Milly, when it was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat in 1918. The tragic event occurred just off the North Cornish coast on September 6th, one hundred years ago in the final year of the First World War.

According to the Cornish Guardian, the plaque and the ceremony to mark its placing were organised by the landlords of The Golden Lion pub in the centre of Port Isaac where the plaque is now displayed.

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