Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
   Fireman Hugh A Laverty
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 24/02/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: S.S. British Gunner (London), Merchant Navy (British Civilian)
Died: 24/02/1941 (Died at Sea)
Age: 22
Hugh Laverty was the son of Bernard and Margaret Laverty. He was born about 1919. He was with the Merchant Navy in World War Two. By June 1941, he was serving as a fireman on the merchant ship S.S. British Gunner. On 24th February 1941 the British Gunner, in convoy OB-289, was hit by a single torpedo from a U-boat off the north coast of Scotland. Three crew members were lost in the attack. Fireman Hugh Laverty was one of those killed.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tower Hill Memorial
Grave Ref: Panel 20
CWGC Casualty 2783294
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 Memorial Details

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1 Moy War Memorial - WWII Moy
References and Links
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1 Tower Hill - Lest We forget Photo of the Brittish Gunner Memorial
2 - S.S. British Gunner Details of ship and sinking including photo
3 - S.S. British Gunner Details of ship and sinking
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023