Pollock, Herbert Mercer

Pollock, Herbert Mercer

Lieutenant

H.M.S. Condor, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

Killed in an air crash on Tuesday 10 August 1943 (aged 42)

Buried:

Arbroath Western Cemetery (Compt. D. North Border, Grave 20)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club Memorial Plaque

BIOGRAPHY

Herbert Mercer Pollock was born on 31 August 1900 at 21 Chlorine Gardens, Belfast, and he was a son of James Alexander and Annie Olivia Pollock (nee Miller) who were married on 27 April 1898 in Carlisle Memorial Methodist Church, Belfast.

James Alexander Pollock was a photographic expert and fine art dealer and they had four children:

Alexander Stafford (born 10 June 1899 at 21 Chlorine Gardens, Belfast)

Herbert Mercer (born 31 August 1900 at 21 Chlorine Gardens, Belfast)

James Conrad (born 7 August 1902 at 21 Chlorine Gardens, Belfast)

Henry Latimer (Harry born 5 September 1905 in Whitehead, Co. Antrim)

In 1911 the Pollock family was living in Prince of Wales Avenue, Whitehead, Co Antrim.

Herbert Mercer Pollock was the husband of Iris Isobel Pollock (nee Moss) of Malone, Co Antrim.  They were married on 7 September 1940 in Belfast

Lieutenant Herbert Mercer Pollock was killed in an air crash on 10 August 1943, and he is commemorated on the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club Memorial Plaque.

HMS Condor, also known as RNAS Arbroath, opened on 19 June 1940 as a training base.