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14/09/2019 The CWGC record Merchant Seaman Lewis Johnson as the husband of Annie Johnson of Cookstown, County Tyrone.
14/09/2019 Seaman Johnston has no known grave and is commemorated on panel 87 of the Tower Hill Memorial in London.
14/09/2019 Six members of the crew survived the sinking and were rescued by the corvette HMS Burdock.
14/09/2019 SS River Lugar was carrying a load of iron ore from Pepel, West Africa and was bound for Liverpool as part of a sixty ship convoy, SL-78. River Lugar was torpedoed and sunk by the German U-boat U-69, three hundred miles south west of the Canary Islands. The captain, 34 crew and one passenger were lost.
14/09/2019 Merchant Seaman Lewis Johnston was killed on active service on 26th June 1941. He was 47 years old.
14/09/2019 Lewis Johnston was serving with the Merchant Navy on board SS River Lugar as a fireman and trimmer.
14/09/2019 Lewis Johnson was the husband of Annie Johnson.
14/09/2019 It is believed Lewis Johnston was born in 1894 in Sierra Leone.
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