No 1 Pilot Boat David Fernie

 

No 4 Pilot Boat David Fernie was a steam driven cutter built in 1898 by Murdoch and Murray of Glasgow for the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board.She was probably named after the Liverpool shipowner, David Fernie.
 
She survived the war and was sold in 1937 and went to Norway.
 
Two young boat hands drowned in the River Mersey 1916 whilst serving aboard the David Fernie,
 
Although one of them is commemorated on the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board war memorial neither are officially war dead as hey did not die as he direct result of military action.
 
 
 
Crewmen not commemorated by CWGC
OBIT RANK FORENAME SURNAME DATE OF DEATH BURIED or COMMEMORATED
  Boathand J E JONES 08-Aug-1916
was born at Birkenhead and was 17 years old at the time of his death.
 
  Boathand SAMUEL JAMES PARKINSON 14-Dec-1916
He was born at Toxteth Park on the 27th January 1899, the son of Walter Parkinson and Sarah Elizabeth (nee Lang).
He had two siblings, Elsie (b 1900) and Walter Grimshaw (b 1902).
At the time of the 1911 census the family home was at 6 Bouverie Street, Toxteth Park.