BORN SUFFOLK 1898. SON OF JAMES CLEVELAND (1863-1905) AND MARY GARWOOD (1866-1951), OF 3 SPURGEON STREET LOWESTOFT. ONE OF FIVE CHILDREN AND FOUR SONS. HE WAS AN ORPHAN LIVING IN HULL (1911 CENSUS). HE WAS AN APPRENTICE, SERVING ON THE STEAM SHIP “ARNDALE”. LOST AT SEA, ON 11/06/1915, AGED 17. HIS BROTHERS, SAMUEL AND WILLIAM GARWOOD CLEVELAND ALSO SERVED AT SEA. HIS OTHER BROTHER, JAMES CLEVELAND, ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE, LIVED AT 23 HARROW STREET, HESSLE ROAD, HULL.
Arndale SS was a 3,583grt, British Merchant steamer. On the 11th June 1915 when at the entrance to the White Sea she was mined and sank. 3 lives lost. On route from Cardiff for Archangel with a cargo of coal. The mine was most probably laid there by German aux. cruiser SMS METEOR.
1. CLEVELAND, GEORGE THOMAS (17), Apprentice, SS Arndale, Mercantile Marine, †10/06/1915, Son of Mary Cleveland, of 3, Spurgeon St., Lowestoft, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
2. JOHN, EDWARD WILLIAM (20), Apprentice, SS Arndale, Mercantile Marine, †10/06/1915, Son of William and Emily Edie John, of 71, Dogfield St., Cathays, Cardiff, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
3. READMAN, ARTHUR (17), Apprentice, SS Arndale, Mercantile Marine, †10/06/1915, Son of John Henry Readman, of Prospect Place, Church St., Whitby. Born at Whitby, Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial