Remembering the Fallen: on this day in 1918, Sub Lieutenant Derrick Ives, Royal Navy, and Lieutenant Alfred Geoffrey Crummack, Royal Naval Reserve, were among twenty-six men who died when HMS H10, a British H-class submarine, was lost in the North Sea.
Sub Lieutenant Ives was one of eight children of a father who was a successful restaurateur and an alderman, and a mother who organised fund-raising events and supported the Leeds workhouse. He attended Leeds Grammar School, and at the age of fifteen began training to become an officer in the Mercantile Navy. He went on to Osborne and Dartmouth, and was commissioned into the Royal Navy as a midshipman in May of 1914. Over a year later he was confirmed as a sub lieutenant and assigned to HMS H10. From Leeds, Derrick was 21 years old.
One of three children, Lieutenant Crummack was educated at the Royal Masonic School in Bushey, Hertfordshire, and then became an apprentice at the shipbuilding firm, R. Hughes-Jones & Co.. At the outbreak of the Great War he was employed as 3rd Officer with the Ellerman Lines shipping company. In February of 1915 he joined the Royal Naval Reserve and served on several ships before being assigned to HMS H10. From York, Alfred was 25 years old.
HMS 10 had been assigned to the 8th Flotilla which was based at Harwich. On the 9th of January in 1918 she headed out into the North Sea and disappeared, no trace of her ever being found. It was presumed that she had hit a mine. Also lost were:
Stoker First Class George Henry Allen, 23, from Tottenham
Petty Officer James Edward Bailey, 39 and married, from Kensington
Able Seaman John William Blondel, 23, from Lancaster
Robert Douglas Branch, 25, from Croydon
Lieutenant Martin Huntley Collier, 25
William John Cross, 22, from Plumstead, Kent
James Anderson Dow, 39, from Forfar
Leading Stoker Harry Hinks, 25 and married, from Ryde on the Isle of Wight
William James Sheppard Hooper, 30, from Brighton
George Andrew Howell, 23, from Wandsworth
Gunner Ernest John Hunt, 32
Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class Frank Keys, 19, from Lewisham
Alfred Ling, 21, from Saxmundham, Suffolk
Patrick Murphy, 23, from Douglas, Cork, Ireland
Engine Room Artificer Harry Pearson, 31 and married, from Northallerton, Yorkshire
David Morton Platt, 21, from Liverpool
John George Hill Roberts, 19, from Ulverston, Lancashire
Herbert Bradley Sargent, 24, from Portsmouth
Albert Edward Smith, 21, from Kentish Town
Robert William Sparks, 21, from Paddington
William Henry Francis Strachan, 22, from Stockwell, London
Stephen Sutton, 17, from West Malling, Kent
Petty Officer Albert Watters, 32 and married, from Belfast
John Williams, 21, from Slains, Aberdeenshire
All are remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial in Kent.