Son of seaman killed in WWII sea mine tragedy asks …

The shrapnel is part of the sea mine that killed his father, Able Seaman Thomas Todd, in 1941 while Thomas and another man were trying to safely decommission it on a remote South Australian beach. Mr Todd, 77, was just 18 months old at …

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Son of seaman killed in WWII sea mine tragedy asks for Port Adelaide memorial A small yet significant piece of 1960s local government history is discovered in …

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A memorial to a sea tragedy which claimed 47 lives off …

A memorial to a sea tragedy which claimed 47 lives off the coast near Porthcawl is planned the stricken Samtampa off Porthcawl. 47 people died in the tragedy in 1947 want it forgotten

Able Seaman John Archbold killed when his ship struck …

Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Chatham, Kent Commemorated on Thorne War Memorial. John was the first man from Thorne killed at sea in the Great War. He was born in Anscroft, near Berwick on Tweed on 28 th March 1892. John’s parents, Andrew Archbold and Margaret Forsyth, were married at Berwick in 1889. However, …

Memorial service to remember merchant seamen killed during

“Many people forget that we have a strong local history in our area in relation to merchant mariners during World War II,” Mr Rose said. “The east coast of Australia saw significant enemy action during the war, with mines laid by German raiders and attacks by …

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It is estimated that more than 32,000 of the 185,000 merchant seamen who served on British ships during the second world war either drowned with their ships, were killed by enemy attack, or died in prisoner of war camps – proportionally more than any of the three armed forces, including the RAF.

Merchant Navy in WW2 – WW2 Index

Memorial to the thousands of sailors of the Merchant Navy who died at Sea in WW2, Pier Head, Liverpool. What a miserable, rotten hopeless life . . . an Atlantic so rough it seems impossible that we can continue to take this unending pounding and still remain in one piece . . . hanging onto a convoy is a full-time job . .

Gargrave seaman killed in notorious WW1 sinking. | …

Bruce’s name is among the 53 servicemen who served in the Great War mentioned on the Gargrave memorial but his name is not on the Tower Hill Memorial in London to the sinking nor is he among the 40,000 merchant seaman killed in the war listed at Trinity House in London.

The tragedy of the POWs killed at sea – The Crusader …

The tragedy of the POWs killed at sea. I recall that the British have sunk a dozen Italian’s hospital ships in World War II. Italian Hospital ship sunk by the Royal Navy in the WW2: My Step grandfather told his son that he was in the water for a long time after the ship was hit but his memory of it all is poor due to many reasons. He

Royal Navy casualties, killed and died, December 1941

Victoria Cross at Sea 1939-45 – WW2 Campaign Summary. HM S/M Perseus (NP/Mark Teadham, click photographs for enlargements) on to 15th-31st December 1941 . Notes: SCOTT, Thomas A, Ordinary Seaman, CJX 241184, died . …