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WILLIAM SAMUEL MORRIS WILLIAM SAMUEL MORRIS, Mess Room Boy, S.S. Embassage (Newcastle-on-Tyne). Merchant Navy. Died 28th August 1941. Age 16. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Morris, of Colwall. On August 27, 1941, SS Embassage (with a cargo of 8540 tons of general cargo, including motor transport and aircraft ) was travelling in convoy OS.4 routing from Hull to Bathurst and Pepel. At 0426 hours, in position 54N, 13W (about 100 miles west of Achill Island) the Embassage was torpedoed and sunk by U-557. The master (Edward Kiddie), 32 crew members and six gunners were lost. Three crew members were picked up after four days by the Canadian destroyer HMCS Assiniboine and landed at Greenock. The Captain, thirty-one crew and one gunner are commemorated on Tower Hill Panel 37 and one crewmember is buried on the Isle of Lewis.


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