FREDERICK WILLIAM ASQUITH, and his Father, also called Frederick William were part of the crew of the Merchant Navy ship, the SS Cliffburn. The father’s position on the ship was Chief Engineer. The family home was 5 Berry Street Hull and 37 Elmdale Road Walton Liverpool. On the 22nd May 1918 the ship was in collision in the Irish Channel with the steamship SS Northumberland. The Cliffburn sank almost immediately with all her crew. The son’s age is given as 22 years and the father as 57 years. Both their names are honoured in St Thomas’s church Melling and their association with Melling is as yet unknown As the ship sank due to an accident they are not recorded by the CWGC.