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James Richard Simmonds, 14 years old, was the youngest Swansea mariner killed in the war. Working as a deck boy on the TANGISTAN, he was on his first voyage when the ship was torpedoed in 1915. He and his parents moved to Swansea when he was 10 years old.

Source:
British Merchant Seaman Cards, 1918-1921, TNA/BT350.

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