Hamilton RNCVR sailor lost at sea in 1916

Wireless Telegraphy Operator Ernest Clement, VR-0058, RNCVR, son of Thomas H. and Margaret A Clement of 84 Burton Street, Hamilton.  Aged 19, he was washed overboard in a storm and lost on 12 December 1916, along with five others, while the former yacht HMCS GRILSE was en-route down the east coast of Nova Scotia.  The ship itself was initially believed lost.

HMCS GRILSE
GRILSE alongside in Halifax with NIOBE and another cruiser, probably HMS HIGHFLYER, in the background.