New CWGC Commemorations 9th August 2019

Discussion in 'Non-Commemorated War Dead' started by chrisharley9, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    CWGC added the following casualties to the WW2 Civilian War Dead Roll today.

    GILLINGHAM, Joseph John
    Died 11.03.45 Age 43
    Reporting Authority: Germany
    - Died whilst imprisoned in Germany (Volunteer: Chris Harley)

    HAMILTON, Florence May
    Died 13.07.42 Age 47
    Reporting Authority: Malta, G.C.
    - Killed in air raid (Volunteer: Geoff Gillon)

    The following were all Commonwealth citizens who died when S.S. Caribou was sunk by a submarine on 14.10.42. All were family members of military personnel on board.
    Reporting Authority: S.S. Caribou (Volunteer: Chris Harley)

    RENDALL, Elizabeth MacAlpine
    SKINNER, Kathleen Age 35
    SKINNER, Basil Age 4
    SKINNER, Nancy Age 2
    TAPPER, Hazel
    TAPPER, William John
    TAPPER, Lilian
    TAPPER, Donald


    The above were In From the Cold Project cases.
  2. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    The Sydney to Port aux Basques ferry SS Caribou left Sydney NS at approximately 9:30 p.m., on October 13, 1942. On board were 73 civilians, including 11 children, and 118 military personnel, plus a crew of 46. Torpedoed about 60 kilometres off the coast of Newfoundland by U-69, under the command of Kapitän-Leutnant Ulrich Gräf. Of the 237 people aboard the Caribou when she left North Sydney, 136 had perished. Fifty-seven were military personnel and 49 were civilians.
    Recce_Mitch likes this.

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