Yorkshire Evening Post 18 June 1912 DEATH OF A VENTERAN GOOLE CAPTAIN
This morning Goole shipping had the flags at half-mast owing to the death of Samuel H Wormald, of Clifton Gardens, Goole. Mr Wormald, who was 57 years of age, was born in Swinefleet, near Goole, and very early in life commenced sailing from the Ouse port in small sailing vessels. He afterwards joined the Humber Steamship Co., and on its reconstruction and incorporation with the Goole Shipping Co. became associated with the latter company. Latterly he was in charge of one of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company’s steamers, which company took over the Goole Steam Shipping Company’s vessels. The death occurred at Clifton Gardens, Goole, on Monday of Captain Holdridge Wormald, one of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (Goole Steam Shipping) Company’s master mariners, at the age of 57, as a result of 57, as a result of cancer. In February last year, Dr Littlewood, of Leeds, performed an operation. He recruited for at time until the fall of last year, when he gradually fell away. As the weeks roled by, his condition became worse. Capt. Wormald was born in Swinefleet, son of the late Capt. George Wormald. In his younger days he sailed on sloops and schooners so well known on the Ouse and Humber. After a time he joined the steamers, and, improving his position, became captain of one of the steamer in the old Humber Steamship Company, of which, prior to his death he was the oldest surviving master. Later, he joined the Goole Steam Shipping Co., Ltd., and remained in service after it was acquired by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Co. until the beginning of last year, owing to his health he was obliged to relinquish the position. He has been master of some of the Railway Company’s larges boats, including the Berlin and the Dearne. At the time of his death, Capt. Wormald was a widower, and leaves no family.