When he was struck by a west-bound car in charge of William Staples, of 19 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Lieut. Edward Haworth, R.N.R., of Grimsby, was instantly killed on the Queen Elizabeth Way on Christmas afternoon. The accident occurred just east of the Maple Avenue bridge as Lieut. Haworth was walking towards Nelles road east of the town facing the traffic. According to the driver of the car Haworth suddenly turned and walked into the side of the car, being struck by the right front fender.
Deceased was born in England on January 24, 1883, making him in his 59th year. When 15 years of age he began training on H.M.S. Conway and after 3 years' apprenticeship as a midshipman, he sailed as third officer. By 1914 he was promoted to chief officer and had his master's ticket on board a ship of the Clan line, sailing to India, Africa and other countries. During the last Great War, 1914-18, he held the rank of lieutenant in the Royal Navy and experienced a narrow escape when he was on board a ship sunk by torpedo attack. At the close of the war he went into the merchant marine, coming to Canada in 1923. He served as cadet instructor at Lake Lodge school, in Grimsby, for 7 years, at a time when this school had the only naval cadet corps in Canada. He returned to England in July, 1939, and when, due to his age, he was unable to get a naval post, he entered the merchant marine service. In September 1939 shortly after war broke out, he was the third officer on board a ship sunk by torpedo, and was rescued from the sea and taken to Norway. On his return to England, he secured an appointment on board the S.S.Cave Rock, which was sunk in collision while en route to Gibraltar. It was in December, 1940, that he returned to Canada as a passenger aboard the S.S.Maasdam, Holland American line ship, which collided with an outbound British steamer off the coast of Newfoundland. In July 1941, he returned again to England and secured an appointment on S.S. Alsjorn, a Danish ship. On his return to Grimsby last September he was appointed as a police guard at the Welland Chemical works, at Port Robinson and it was while on his way to work on Christmas Day that he met his untimely passing.
Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Arthur Metcalfe, jun., Joan and Marjorie, and a sister, Mrs. F. Hampshire, in England.
The funeral which was held from the Stonehouse Funeral Home on Sunday afternoon was very largely attended by relatives and friends. A detachment of the R.C.N.V.R. from Hamilton naval baracks in command of Sub-Lieut. Beveridge, members of West Lincoln branch, Canadian Legion, and guardsmen from the Welland Chemical plant where he was employed acted as a guard of honour. Services at the home and graveside were conducted by Rev. J.A. Ballard, of St. Andrew's Anglican Church. The Legion committal was conducted by the chaplain of the local legion, Rev. George Taylor-Munro. Last Post was sounded by Bugler Wallace Phipps.
Interment was made in the soldier's plot at Queen's Lawn Cemetery, casket bearers being associate guardsmen from the Welland Chemical plant, as follows: Guardsmen Mason, Bain, Blizzard, Spencer, Groves and Wright.