S.S. Kenbane Head (Belfast), Merchant Navy (British Civilian)
05/11/1940 (Died at Sea)
Donald James Mackay was the son of James A and Elizabeth Mackay. He was born about 1916. Able Seaman Donald MacKay served in the Merchant Navy. By November 1940 Able Seaman Mackay was serving on board SS Kenbane Head. It was part of convoy HX-84 which had sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia. On 5th November 1940, the German battle cruiser Admiral Scheer attacked the convoy in waters off the coast of Greenland. After the demise of the HMS Jervis Bay, the Admiral Scheer succeeded in sinking six other ships in the convoy including SS Kenbane Head.
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.