I have been doing research on a local RoH and have come up with the name of W(alter) J Ferrand who died 31/12/1943 being a crew member on the SS Port Wellington. He is not on the CWGC database under any variation of his name or ship or date of death. I have found that the ship was stopped, captured and sunk on 30/11/1940 in the Indian Ocean. On another website (here) a relative of another crew member states that his father was taken as a POW to Marlag und Milag Nord after the crew was captured. On the CWGC website there are 3 of the crew who died within the following month, quite possibly at sea while being transported back to Germany, who are all named on Tower Hill Memorial. Arthur Forde Haslam died on the 30th November 1940 Emrys Oliver Thomas died on 2nd December 1940 Charles Kronberg dies on 26th December 1940 but most interesting is the 4th one Albert William Hart died on 14th May 1943 while he was a POW, and is now buried in Becklingen War Cemetery, having been moved from a temporary burial site at Westertimke, near to the POW camp. So that accounts for 4 members of the crew, all of who were Merchant Navy men. On Ancestry, which I don't have a subscription to, it shows this regarding Walter Ferrand. Clearly stating that he died in 1943 and was a Merchant seaman. Could it be that he was a POW at the time? I would appreciate it if someone might look up the full details that are hidden below, to see what else we can find out about him, and where he may well be buried. I would hesitate to say at this stage that he may be a possibility for the In From The Cold team to get their mitts into. Now, back to my original question. Should this topic remain here, or should I move it to the POW thread, or to the 'Possible Non-Commemorated'