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David Thomas Sinton (Dan)
12 April 1898 in Bridgeton, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom [ s14 ]
30 August 1936 in Falkirk, Strilingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom [ s15 ]
Born 26 January 1872 - Died 12 May 1923
Born 23 January 1869 - Died 11 January 1937
Born 25 July 1890 - Died 12 September 1975
16 March 1923 in St. David's Parish Manse, Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom [ s731 ]
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Born at 162 Boden Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland at 3:50 AM. Registered by his father James.

Died at 10 High Station Buildings, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland at 2:00 PM. Registered by his Wife Jane who was present. Name given as Daniel Thomas on certificate.

1936 Railway Signal Fitter - from death registration.

Fought during WWI. Wounded and possibly came to Laurelvale, Co. Armagh to recuperate.
[RFSS Dec 2002]

Photograph of Seaforth Survivors from HMT Cameronia 15 Apr 1917Blackboard reads - 6 SEAFORTH SURVIVORS HMT CAMERONIA 15-4-1917
McKeggan (Glasgow)    Balkhem (Elgin)    Gault (Lossiemouth)    Bailey    McAlpine (Linlithgow)
Dan Sinton (Glasgow)

10,963 gross tons, length 515ft x beam 62.3ft, two funnels, two masts, twin screw and a speed of 16 knots. There was accommodation for 362-1st, 304-2nd and 802-3rd class passengers. Built by D.& W.Henderson Ltd, Glasgow, she was launched for the Anchor Line on 27th May 1911. On 13th Sep.1911 she started her maiden voyage from Glasgow to Moville and New York, and on 20th Feb.1915 commenced her first Glasgow - Liverpool - New York sailing for the joint Cunard - Anchor Line service. She started her last sailing on this route on 30th Sep.1916 and on 8th Dec.1916 started her last Glasgow - New York sailing. Taken over as a troopship in Jan.1917 she was used between Devonport and the Mediterranean and later within the Mediterranean from Marseilles. On 15th Apr.1917 she was torpedoed at 5.20pm in calm seas by the German submarine U.33, 150 miles east of Malta and sank in 40 mins. She was carrying 2,650 troops from Marseilles to Alexandria and 129 troops and 11 crew members were lost (Bonsor says 229). Some of the survivors were picked up by the escorting destroyer HMS RIFLEMAN, but because of the proximity of the U-Boat, those in the lifeboats were left to be picked up next morning by a sloop which came out from Malta.
[North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.1,p.466]
[Merchant Fleets by Duncan Haws, vol.9, Anchor Line]
[RFSS Aug 2004]

World War One British Army Medal Index Cards
First name(s): Dan
Last name: Sinton
Service number: 240253, WR289105, 367689
Rank: Private, Sapper
Corps: Seaforth Highlanders, Royal Engineers
Service record: Soldier Number: 240253, Rank: Private, Corps: Seaforth Highlanders
Service record 2: Soldier Number: WR289105, Rank: Sapper, Corps: Royal Engineers
Service record 3: Soldier Number: 367689, Rank: Sapper, Corps: Royal Engineers
Archive reference: WO372/18
Archive reference description: Campaign Medal Index Cards and Silver War Badge Cards
Country: Great Britain
[RFSS Nov 2014]
16 March 1923
Married at St. David's Parish Manse, Kirkintilloch after Banns and Publication according to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland.
Daniel's address given as 77 Weirs Place, Auchinairn.
Jessie's address given as 34 Eastside, Kirkintilloch.
Witnesses were Robert Sinton of 77 Weirs Place, Auchinairn and Helena Whitelaw of 34 Leasfoide, Kirkintilloch.
[RFSS Aug 2005]

Marriage Certificate of Daniel Thomas Sinton and Jane Whitelaw - 16 March 1923Marriage Certificate of Daniel Thomas Sinton and Jane Whitelaw - 16 March 1923
[RFSS May 2014]
[ s14 ] Birth Registration - General Register Office for Scotland - GROS-B1898-644-01-0217
[ s15 ] Death Registration - General Register Office of Scotland - GROS-D1936-479-00-0144
[ s731 ] Marriage Registration - General Register Office for Scotland - GROS-M1923-498-00-0026
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