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FortyTwa



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:02 am    Post subject: Andrew Dalgety Bruce Reply with quote

Located in the East & Old Parish Church, East High Street, Forfar, just below two of the WW1 memorial stained glass windows.



CWGC record (middle name spelling error)

BRUCE, ANDREW DALGATY

Rank:Second Radio Officer
Date of Death:09/04/1941
Age:18
Regiment/Service:Merchant Navy
S.S. Lunula (Liverpool)
Panel Reference:Panel 66.
Memorial:TOWER HILL MEMORIAL
Additional Information:Son of Andrew Easton Bruce and Elizabeth Adam Bruce, of Forfar, Angus.

SNWM record (same spelling error)

Surname BRUCE
Firstname Andrew Dalgaty
Service number
Date of death 09/04/1941
Decoration
Place of birth Forfar
Other S.S. "LUNULA".
SNWM roll MERCHANT NAVY & FISHING FLEETS (Part 1)
Rank 2nd Radio Officer
Theatre of death Unknown
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SS Lunula an oil tanker was destroyed on the Thames Haven wharf where oil was being stored in large metal tanks. It is thought it settled with the tide and triggered off a magnetic enemy mine. The entire crew lost their lives.
http://www.thurrock.gov.uk/heritage/anniversary75/content.php?page=timeline&ID=1941
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a tragic inscription on this plaque - something from the heart.

Adam
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WMR 85694
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