Memorial: M3004

Gravestone at the church of St Ffraed, Llanon, Ceredigion commemorating Evan William Sweeney d. 1941 following the loss of the SS ‘Empire Endurance’

Location

Church, Church of St Ffraed, Llanon, Ceredigion, Wales

Transcript

'Evan William, died through enemy action on the S.S. Empire Endurance May 4, 1941, aged 28 years, son of Robert and Anne Jane Sweeney of this place'

Details

Position: Churchyard
Vessel: SS Empire Endurance

People

Sweeney, Evan William
Age: 28
Date of Death: 4/5/1941
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Second Cook and baker
Organisation: Ministry of War Transport

Extra

Notes: SS 'Empire Endurance' torpedoed by 'U-73' on 20 April 1941. Some crew members not rescued until a boat was found on the 9th May. Most of the occupants had already died of exposure and of the seven picked up, three died shortly afterwards.

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