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Merchant Navy War Grave Photos for reference

Discussion in 'War Grave Photographs' started by CL1, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. BereniceUK

    BereniceUK Well-Known Member

    In San Francisco National Cemetery, California.

    John Kernaghan, Plumber, Naval Auxiliary Personnel (Merchant Navy). H.M.S. "Fencer." Died 31st March 1943, aged 44. Son of John and Jane Kernaghan; husband of Maud Kernaghan, of Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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  2. Hugh MacLean

    Hugh MacLean Senior Member

    AUSTIN, James William
    Rank:
    Third Engineer Officer
    Date of Death:
    09/05/1941
    Age:
    38
    Regiment/Service:
    Merchant Navy

    S.S. Empire Cloud (Sunderland)
    Grave Reference:
    Sec. K. Grave 50.
    Cemetery:
    NORTH BUTE CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of James William and Edith Jane Austin, of Newcastle-on-Tyne; husband of Violet Austin, of Newcastle-on-Tyne.

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    'EMPIRE CLOUD' official number 168668, built by William Pickersgill & Sons Ltd, Sunderland for the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) in 1941.
    9/5/1941: Torpedoed and severely damaged by U-201 (Schnee) on her maiden voyage while in convoy OB-318, east northeast of Cape Farewell. The ship was abandoned and survivors picked up by HMS NIGELLA. The ship did not sink but was assisted into Greenock by a tug arriving 20th May 1941 where she was repaired and returned to service. 5 members of her crew were killed, two are remembered at North Bute Cemetery, Port Bannatyne, Isle of Bute, and three remembered on the Tower Hill Memorial.

    'EMPIRE CLOUD' was torpedoed and sunk later in the war by U-564 (Suhren) on 19th August 1942 sinking in tow on 21st August 1942 - contrary to many other internet based texts there was no loss of life in this attack.

    Regards
    Hugh
     

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  3. Hugh MacLean

    Hugh MacLean Senior Member

    Sparkes, Frederick George
    Rank:
    Fireman
    Date of Death:
    09/05/1941
    Age:
    29
    Regiment/Service:
    Merchant Navy

    S.S. Empire Cloud (Sunderland)
    Grave Reference:
    Sec. K. Grave 49.
    Cemetery:
    NORTH BUTE CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of Richard William and Frances Zilla Sparkes; husband of Annie Sparkes, of South Shields, Co. Durham.

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    'EMPIRE CLOUD' official number 168668, built by William Pickersgill & Sons Ltd, Sunderland for the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) in 1941.
    9/5/1941: Torpedoed and severely damaged by U-201 (Schnee) on her maiden voyage while in convoy OB-318, east northeast of Cape Farewell. The ship was abandoned and survivors picked up by HMS NIGELLA. The ship did not sink but was assisted into Greenock by a tug arriving 20th May 1941 where she was repaired and returned to service. 5 members of her crew were killed, two are remembered at North Bute Cemetery, Port Bannatyne, Isle of Bute, and three remembered on the Tower Hill Memorial.

    'EMPIRE CLOUD' was torpedoed and sunk later in the war by U-564 (Suhren) on 19th August 1942 sinking in tow on 21st August 1942 - contrary to many other internet based texts there was no loss of life in this attack.

    Regards
    Hugh
     

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  4. Bernard85

    Bernard85 WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    good day cl1.and other members who posted in regard to M.N.SEAMAN. may they rest in peace,regards bernard85 :poppy: :poppy:
     
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  5. Hugh MacLean

    Hugh MacLean Senior Member

    9/7/14: Sailed to Rothesay on the lovely Isle of Bute to visit the grave of my great uncle, Donald John MacInnes (South Uist) who lost his life in the bombing of the ss 'CORONDA' on 15th September 1940, age 26 years. At peace now with 20 other shipmates interred at Cnoc-An-Raer cemetery, Port Bannatyne, North Bute. A special thank you to the CWGC who do a great job tending the graves. Remembered in perpetuity.

    I would also like to give a mention to our own Lee Richards who obtained copies of complete records for me that Kew failed to do a few years ago. Thanks Lee.

    Badly damaged 15th September 1940 in enemy air attack while on passage from Iceland to Liverpool with herring oil. Beached three days later in Kaimes Bay, Firth of Clyde and used as a store ship. In December refloated and moored at Tail of the Bank, Firth of Clyde. Twenty-one men were lost in the bombing and they are all buried in a collective grave 36-41, section K, in the North Bute cemetery.

    BARR, Fireman and Trimmer, WILLIAM BAXTER, S.S. Coronda. Merchant Navy. 15th September 1940. Age 24. Son of Andrew and Mary Barr, of Johnstone, Renfrewshire.
    BAUTISTA, Donkeyman, MARTIN, S.S. Coronda. Merchant Navy. 15th September 1940.
    CAMPBELL, Able Seaman, DONALD, S.S. Coronda. Merchant Navy. 15th September 1940. Age 27. Son of Angus and Mary Campbell, of East Kilbride, South Uist.
    COATS, Sailor, HENRY, S.S. Coronda. Merchant Navy. 15th September 1940. Age 33.
    CRAWFORD, Sailor, JAMES BURROWS, S.S. Coronda. Merchant Navy. 15th September 1940. Age 34.
    DEGNAN, Fireman and Trimmer, THOMAS, S.S. Coronda. Merchant Navy. 15th September 1940. Age 35. Son of John and Jean Degnan; husband of Sarah Degnan, of Glasgow.
    DOYLE, Fireman and Trimmer, JOSEPH, S.S. Coronda. Merchant Navy. 15th September 1940.
    GALLAGHER, Fireman and Trimmer, ARTHUR, S.S. Coronda. Merchant Navy. 15th September 1940. Age 46. Son of Michael and Mary Ellen Gallagher; husband of Margaret Pearson Gallagher, of Clydebank, Dunbartonshire. Also served in the 1914-1918 War.
    GILLIES, Fireman and Trimmer, ANGUS, S.S. Coronda. Merchant Navy. 15th September 1940. Age 34. Son of Charles and Annie Gillies, of Glasgow; husband of Mary Alice Gillies, of Glasgow.
    GRAHAM, Fireman and Trimmer, JAMES WILSON, S.S. Coronda.  Merchant Navy. 15th September 1940.
    MIRANDA, Donkeyman, JOSE, S.S. Coronda. Merchant Navy. 15th September 1940. Age 54.
    MacDONALD, Sailor, DOUGLAS, S.S. Coronda. Merchant Navy. 15th September 1940. Age 20. Son of Harriet MacDonald, and stepson of Andrew Irvine, of Glasgow.
    MacINNES, Ordinary Seaman, ANGUS, S.S. Coronda. Merchant Navy. 15th September 1940. Age 20. Son of Donald and Mary MacInnes, of Eriskay, South Uist.
    MacINNES, Able Seaman, DONALD JOHN, S.S. Coronda. Merchant Navy. 15th September 1940. Age 26. Son of Roderick and Effie MacInnes, of South Boisdale, South Uist.
    MacLEOD, Able Seaman, DONALD, S.S. Coronda. Merchant Navy. 15th September 1940. Age 23. Son of Donald and Margaret MacLeod, of Portree, Skye.
    MacMILLAN, Able Seaman, ALEXANDER, S.S. Coronda. Merchant Navy. 15th September 1940. Age 37. Son of John and Rachel MacMillan, of East Kilbride, South Uist.
    McFARLANE, Fireman and Trimmer, HUGH, S.S. Coronda. Merchant Navy. 15th September 1940. Age 41. Son of Andrew and Ellen McFarlane, of Glasgow.
    ROBINSON, Fireman and Trimmer, JOHN RICHARD, S.S. Coronda. Merchant Navy. 15th September 1940. Age 28.
    STEWART, Ordinary Seaman, WILLIAM, S.S. Coronda. Merchant Navy. 15th September 1940. Age 17.
    SWAN, Fireman and Trimmer, MATTHEW, S.S. Coronda. Merchant Navy. 15th September 1940. Age 41. Son of Robert and Helen Swan, of Glasgow.
    TALBOYS, Able Seaman, THOMAS ALPHONSO CLINTON, S.S. Coronda. Merchant Navy. 15th September 1940.

    Regards
    Hugh
     

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  6. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce

    Hugh - I'm so pleased you made the trip to pay your respects to your Great Uncle.
    Lovely photos and thank you for posting.

    Lesley
     
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  7. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    STOREY, WILLIAM RONALD

    Rank:Second Officer
    Date of Death:14/12/1942
    Age:29
    Regiment/Service:Merchant Navy S.S. Orfor (London)
    Panel Reference: Panel 76.
    Memorial:TOWER HILL MEMORIAL
    Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Frances Storey, of Haltwhistle, Northumberland.

    Remembered with Honour Haltwhistle Cemetery.

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  8. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    RANSOM, WILLIAM EDWARD

    Rank:

    Master

    Date of Death:

    18/08/1943

    Age:

    52

    Regiment/Service:

    Merchant Navy



    S.S. Corbridge (London).

    Grave Reference:

    Sec. Q. Grave 84.

    Cemetery:

    PLUMSTEAD CEMETERY

    Additional Information:

    Son of Henry and Alma Charlotte Ransom; husband of Daisy Ransom, of Abbey Wood.
     

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  9. Hugh MacLean

    Hugh MacLean Senior Member

    Memorial to those killed aboard mv FISHPOOL during an attack on 14th November 1940.
    “FISHPOOL” was attacked and badly damaged by a German FW200 aircraft from I/KG 40 and later towed to Rothesay Bay on the Isle of Bute by H.M. Rescue Tug ‘ASSURANCE’ (17 - 24th Nov 1940). The remains of the crew killed on board were interred in a double sized grave at Rothesay cemetery and a headstone was erected by the Pool shipping company.
     

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  10. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Remembered Letchworth War Memorial,Hertfordshire


    GOUGH, THOMAS STANLEY

    Rank:

    Able Seaman

    Service No:

    P/JX185948

    Date of Death:

    14/11/1940

    Age:

    28

    Regiment/Service:

    Royal Navy



    H.M.S. President III

    Grave Reference:

    Sec. L. Coll. grave 1790-1791.

    Cemetery:

    ROTHESAY CEMETERY

    Additional Information:

    Son of Thomas James Gough and Clara Gough; husband of Winifred Ellen Gough, of Letchworth, Hertfordshire.
     

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  11. Hugh MacLean

    Hugh MacLean Senior Member

    TAIT, Ross. Third Engineer Officer. S.S. EMPIRE DORADO (London). Merchant Navy. 8th November 1940. Age 28. Son of Donald Angus and Fanny Tait, of Glasgow. North Bute Cemetery. Sec. K. Coll. Grave 42-44.
    SINGER, Stewart. Boatswain. S.S. EMPIRE DORADO (London). Merchant Navy. 8th November 1940. North Bute Cemetery. Sec. K. Coll. Grave 42.44.
    MCHUGH, Richard Patrick. Fireman. S.S. EMPIRE DORADO. Merchant Navy. 8th November 1940. Age 48. North Bute Cemetery. Sec. K. Coll. Grave 4-44.
    AIKMAN, Thomas. Fourth Engineer Officer. S.S. EMPIRE DORADO (London). Mechant Navy. 8th November 1940. Age 24. Son of Betsy Aikman Ross, of Whitburn, West Lothian. North Bute Cemetery. Sec. K. Coll. Grave 42-44.
    HILLON, Andrew. Fireman. S.S. EMPIRE DORADO (London). Merchant Navy. 8th November 1940. Age 28. Son of Stephen Hillon, and of Annie Hillon, of Partick, Glasgow. North Bute Cemetery. Sec. K. Coll. Grave 42-44.

    The 5,500-ton steamer EMPIRE DORADO, owned by the Ministry of War Transport and managed by the north-east coast tramp company Runciman & Co, had left Liverpool on 4 November 1940 in the westbound convoy OB 239. Less than forty-eight hours out from Liverpool the news of the Admiral Scheer’s attack on HX 84 was reported and the Admiralty immediately recalled OB 239. The Germans called for air support and EMPIRE DORADO was bombed and seriously damaged in an attack which left eight men dead.

    Below are the graves of 5 of her crew interred at Cnoc-An-Raer cemetery, Port Bannatyne, North Bute.

    At the going down of the sun and in the morning
    we will remember them. Lest we forget.
     

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  12. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    Came across this death entry for the Inverallochy District in Aberdeenshire while looking for something else at Scotlandspeople website.

    Unknown Seaman - Body found (14 January 1943) on Sea shore about 400 yards West of Coast? Service Station? Cairnbulg. 35-40 years old. Supposed drowned. Death was registered on 16 January 1943 by Police Constable Harvey Allan of Cairnbulg. Body was found by William Wyllie, 18 Ugie Street, Peterhead.
     

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  13. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    GIBSON, ALFRED LIONEL WELLINGTON

    Rank:

    Fireman

    Date of Death:

    16/12/1944

    Age:

    29

    Regiment/Service:

    Merchant Navy



    S.S. Adastral (London)

    Grave Reference:

    Section M, Row K, Grave 44.

    Cemetery:

    ACTON CEMETERY



    Additional Information:

    Son of Alfred Gibson, and of Barbara Gibson, of South Acton; husband of Eileen Gibson.
     

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  14. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    Picture12.jpg


    CARTNER, JAMES




    Rank:

    Second Radio Officer

    Date of Death:

    27/06/1941

    Age:

    18

    Regiment/Service:

    Merchant Navy



    M.V. Malaya II. Glasgow)

    Panel Reference:

    Panel 66.

    Memorial:

    TOWER HILL MEMORIAL



    Additional Information:

    Son of Wilfred James Cartner, and of Agnes Euphemia Cartner, of Gretna, Dumfriesshire.



    Remembered Gretna Cemetery,Dumfriesshire.
     
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  15. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    The Headstone and Memorial plaque attached.
    CWGC no longer maintain the burial plots
    ASHTON, EDWARD
    Rank:
    Fireman and Trimmer
    Date of Death:
    26/04/1945
    Regiment/Service:
    Merchant Navy
    S.S. Falcon (Portsmouth)
    Grave Reference:
    Memorial Plaque
    Cemetery:
    EAST HAM (ST. MARY MAGDALENE) CHURCHYARD
     

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  16. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Memorial plaque

    MORRIS, ARTHUR SIDNEY
    Rank:
    Chief Engineer Officer
    Date of Death:
    17/04/1943
    Age:
    48
    Regiment/Service:
    Merchant Navy
    S.S. Dynamo (Hull)
    Grave Reference:
    Memorial Plaque
    Cemetery:
    EAST HAM (ST. MARY MAGDALENE) CHURCHYARD
    Additional Information:
    Son of William Arthur and Lillie Ann Morris; husband of Lilian Margaret Morris, of East Ham.
     

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  17. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    UK, Merchant Seamen Deaths, 1939 -1953
    Name: Arthur Sidney Morris
    Age: 48
    Birth Date: abt 1895
    Birth Place: Grimsby, England
    Death Date: 17 May 1943
    Death Place: At Sea
    Spouse: Lily
    45947_0016-02155.jpg

    TD
     
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  18. ritsonvaljos

    ritsonvaljos Senior Member

    Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery
    A Merchant Seaman of SS Aguila (Liverpool), died 20 June 1941

    Name: STEWARDSON, RICHARD MANSFIELD
    Rank: Steward
    Date of Death: 20/06/1941
    Age: 38
    Regiment / Service: Merchant Navy S.S. Aguila (Liverpool).
    Grave Reference: Plot B. Grave 64.
    Cemetery: GIBRALTAR (NORTH FRONT) CEMETERY

    Additional Information:
    Son of Cornelius and Sarah Ann Stewardson;
    husband of Emily Stewardson, of Roby, Lancashire.

    Headstone epitaph:
    “Cherished memories of Richard, a devoted father.
    Never forgotten by his wife”
    ……………………
     

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  19. ritsonvaljos

    ritsonvaljos Senior Member

    Buried in Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery
    A Merchant Seaman of SS Baron Kelvin (Ardrossan), died 19 October 1941

    Name: VINCENT, RICHARD JOHN
    Rank: Ordinary Seaman Date of Death: 19/10/1941
    Age: 33
    Regiment / Service: Merchant Navy S.S. Baron Kelvin (Ardrossan).
    Grave Reference: Plot B. Grave 96.
    Cemetery: GIBRALTAR (NORTH FRONT) CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of Henry Loeta Vincent and Elizabeth Jane Vincent;
    husband of May Vincent, of Kennington, London.
    Headstone epitaph:
    “Sleep on, Beloved,
    Until we meet again”
    ………………
     

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  20. ritsonvaljos

    ritsonvaljos Senior Member

    Buried in Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery
    A Merchant Seaman of SS Baron Kelvin (Ardrossan), died 19 October 1941

    Name: RING, PETER SAMUEL
    Rank: Fireman and Trimmer
    Date of Death: 19/10/1941
    Age: 27
    Regiment / Service: Merchant Navy S.S. Baron Kelvin (Ardrossan).
    Grave Reference: Plot B. Grave 97.
    Cemetery: GIBRALTAR (NORTH FRONT) CEMETERY
    ………………………
     

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