We regret to record the death, which occurred at his home “Cedar Villa” New close Lane, Goole, on Wednesday, of Captain Herbert Henry Sherwood one of the towns best known seafarers, and a member of an old Goole seafaring family. He was 63 years of age.
Captain Sherwood had a notable record. He went to sea when he was 14 years of age and served for seven years in sail when he was 21 he joined the Goole Steam Shipping line, and he served them for nearly 40 years. It was in 1903 that he first went to 1903 that he first went to sea for the G.S.S. He was made second officer the following year and chief officer in 1907.
He took his pilots licence in 1912 and just before the outbreak of the Great War was appointed master.
Captain Sherwood served through the 1914 -1 period, and had a distinction of taking the first hospital train across to France.
After that he was running to Scapa Flo and had a series of adventures during the war, missing death narrowly on several occasions.
He served on every vessel of the Goole Steam Shipping Company, his last command being the S S Rye. His retirement on January 22 of this year was occasioned by ill health. He had been ill since last July.
Captain Sherwood was a member of the Aire and Calder Lodge of Freemasons. He leaves a widow, four daughters and one son.
The funeral takes place at Goole Cemetery on Saturday, cortege leaving the house at 11-30am
LATE CAPT SHERWOOD
FUNERAL OF GOOLE MASTER MARINER.
The funeral of the late Captain Herbert Henry Sherwood aged 60 of Cedar Villa New Close Lane Goole who died on Wednesday last took place at Goole Cemetery on Saturday. Captain Sherwood had been at sea since he was l4 years of age; before he retired last month on account of ill health .He was with the Goole Steam Shipping for nearly 40 years.
The family mourners were: Mrs Sherwood (widow) , Mr H Sherwood (son ), Mr and Mrs R J Winn (son in law and daughter), Miss M Sherwood ( daughter) , Mr and Mrs Caradine ( brother in law and sister ), Mr B Sherwood and Mr L Sherwood (brothers ), Mr and Mrs W E Franks (brother and sister in law ),Mrs E Churchard (sister in law ) Mr D Churchard (nephew), Captain R Sherwood and Mr O Holmes ( cousins ).
Others present included ; Captain and Mrs W J Stevens ,Miss M Mattock ,Mr H Whittaker, Mr W D Cooper, Mrs Suddaby Representing the Goole Steam Shipping and the Aire and Calder Lodge of Freemasons were Captains T H Woodhead, J Cole, J Siddall J Blackburn, C B E Eaton, Mr C R lngelby (representing) Commander W B Clernentson . R D. R. N .R., Mr J W Mapplebeck, Mr A .W. Tree, Mr F. Woodhead, Mr .A Cowling, Mr T Goodridge - Mr S B Atkinson Mr A Earnshaw, Mr R S Reaveley, Mr R .E .Taylor and Mr R .J Grinley Mr H .C .Loeber represented H M Customs and Excise.
Flowers were sent by wife and family; Brethren of the Aire and Calder Lodge of Freemasons Captain and Mrs Laverack and Winnie, Captain and Mrs J J Barker Mr and Mrs N Whittaker Mr and Mrs Stead and family Mr and Mrs F England, ,Neighbours Mary and Rita Beck . Bruce Louie and Barbara ;Mr and Mrs Fielder Marine Superintendent, staff, captains, officers and engineers of the Goole steamers (Associated Humber Lines), Mr and Mrs W A Mattock and Eve Captain and Mrs Stevens Robert and Nellie, Mr and Mrs Jack Thornton Mr and Mrs P Greenﬁeld, Ted, Elsie, Dora, Don, Mr and Mrs H C Leeman and Willie, Ada and Jack, Alan and Norman and Mr W D Cooper and family.