The Roll of Honour
Nationality: British
Rank: Troop Baker (Asst.)
Service:  Mercantile Marine
Vessel:   S.S. “Minnetonka” (Belfast)
Age at Death: 29
Date of Death: 31 January 1918

Stanley was born in 1889 in St Margarets at Cliffe, Dover, the second of eight children born to Thomas Samuel and Julia Goldsack, of 3, Wellerby Terrace, St. Margaret’s-at-Cliffe, Dover.   Stanley drowned as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine 30 January 1918.

The SS Minnetonka was sailing unescorted from Port Said to Malta and Marseilles and encountered two submarines, UC67 (Oblt.z.S. Neumann) and U64 (Kptlt. Moraht), 40 miles East North East of Malta. Two torpedoes were fired by U64 at 16.43 hours, one of which struck and damaged Minnetonka. At 17.00 hours U64 fired one more torpedo and ten minutes later UC67 surfaced and fired ten rounds at the sinking ship. Fortunately, she was carrying military mail and there were no troops on board. Although 169 of Minnetonka’s crew were rescued four  – including Stanley – died in the attack and nine were taken prisoner by U64.   [Source:]

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