HC Deb 04 May 1915 vol 71 c975
86. Colonel WHITE

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he has considered the advisability of granting rewards to the officers and crew of the steamship "Aguila," sunk by Submarine U28 in the St. George's Channel on 27th March, in view of the exceptional coolness and gallantry displayed by them, and of the fact that rewards have been granted in similar cases where no such heavy casualties had been incurred?


It has been decided to award a gold watch and a letter on vellum expressing the appreciation of the Board of Admiralty to the captain, and a gold watch to the first officer of the "Aguila." The chief engineer, unfortunately, lost his life. I do not know whether he left a widow, but if so she will be allowed to receive the gold watch which would have been awarded to him.