S.S. River Luger, Merchant Navy (British Civilian)
26/06/1941 (Died at Sea)
Merchant Seaman Lewis Johnson was the husband of Annie Johnson, of Cookstown, Co. Tyrone. Lewis Johnston (aged 47) was killed on active service while serving as a fireman and trimmer on board SS River Lugar (Glasgow) on 26th June 1941. SS. River Lugar was carrying a load of Iron ore from Pepel, West Africa and was bound for Liverpool as part of a 60 ship convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk by the German U-boat 300 miles South West of the Canary Islands
The Tower Hill Memorial commemorates men and women of the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets who died in both World Wars and who have no known grave. It stands on the south side of the garden of Trinity Square, London, close to The Tower of London.