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   Merchant Seaman Lewis Johnson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 14/09/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: S.S. River Luger, Merchant Navy (British Civilian)
Died: 26/06/1941 (Died at Sea)
Age: 47
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
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tower Hill Memorial
Grave Ref: Panel 87
CWGC Casualty 2362573
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.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW2 326
References and Links
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1 A Cabin Boy's Letters Letters from Denis Collier, also on SS River Luger
2 Convoy SL-78 River Luger was carrying a cargo of iron ore
3 SS River Luger casualties At 01.49 hours on June 27, 1941, SS River Lugar, while in convoy, was torpedoed and sunků
4 Tower Hill - Lest We forget Photo of the SS River Luger Memorial
5 Uboat.Net - SS River Luger SS River Luger ship information including wreck site
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