S.S. British Gunner (London), Merchant Navy (British Civilian)
24/02/1941 (Died at Sea)
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.
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.