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Luss War Memorial Cross
« on: Tuesday 10 June 14 20:01 BST (UK) »
Hi,
On the memorial is the name William Fisken under 1939-1945.
I tried to find him on the Commonwealth War Graves, but he's not there.
Does anyone have any information or ideas where I should look next?
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Bob.
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Fisken of Dundee & Perth
Law of Dundee

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Re: Luss War Memorial Cross
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 10 June 14 20:19 BST (UK) »
Kenneth Morrison posted this on http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-ftopic644.html

WW2 casualty William Fisken

From SNWM
Surname FISKEN
Firstname William
Service number
Date of death 21/01/1942
Decoration
Place of birth Luss
Other S.S. "LOCHGARRY".
SNWM roll MERCHANT NAVY & FISHING FLEETS (Part 2)
Rank 1st Radio Officer
Theatre of death

He is not on the CWGC Register (Death not due to enemy action?)
There is some background to the loss of the "Lochgarry", William's death and some comment on CWGC recognition at:
https://sites.google.com/a/mercantilemarine.org/mercantile-marine/War-time-Stories/x-4

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Re: Luss War Memorial Cross
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 10 June 14 21:00 BST (UK) »
Hi, Malky
Thanks for the information. I tried the Google site but it won't give me access.
I'll try again later, meantime many thanks.
Regards
Bob.
Maggs of amesbury or figheldean
Fisken of Dundee & Perth
Law of Dundee

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Re: Luss War Memorial Cross
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 11 June 14 03:20 BST (UK) »
Hi all ,

The link didn't work for me either , however I did find this -

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The master and chief engineer stayed on board the ship until about 5.30 a.m. when they left in another lifeboat and landed on Rathlin Island at 6.30 a.m., where they found 25 others of the ship's company safe with 23 missing and who were subsequently found to have lost their lives.
http://www.plimsoll.org/resources/SCCLibraries/WreckReports/14163.asp


http://lugnad.ie/ss-lochgarry/



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Re: Luss War Memorial Cross
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 11 June 14 13:53 BST (UK) »
Hi, ev
Many thanks for that, I have looked at both sites and found plenty of information.
The reason for my original query was that my son "William Fisken" stopped off in Luss on his honeymoon and did a double take when he spotted the name on the memorial. So dad was asked to find out anything he could. It's great to have RootsChat to turn to.
Once again, many thanks.
Regards
Bob.
Maggs of amesbury or figheldean
Fisken of Dundee & Perth
Law of Dundee