Jemima Coster

Name

Jemima Coster

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

30/12/1915
44

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Stewardess
Mercantile Marine
S.S. "Persia" (Greenock)

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

TOWER HILL MEMORIAL
United Kingdom

UK Memorials

Not on the Chorleywood memorials

Pre War

Born in 1870 in Catletts Farm, Chorleywood and was baptised on 3 Jul 1870 in Chorleywood daughter of George and Kezia (Statham) Coster. She lived at 115 Monica Road, East Ham and was unmarried.

Wartime Service

Died at sea off Crete when the S.S. Persia, a P. and O. liner, was torpedoed by submarine U-38 without warning in contravention of the German Navy’s own rules against sinking of merchant ships. Jemima had previously survived the sinking of the S.S. Delhi in 1911 off Morocco along with the Duke of Fife and the Princess Royal on whom she was in attendance.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox