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13th July 1940..Thomas Joseph Laws age 20, Merchant Navy
« on: Saturday 15 November 14 13:24 GMT (UK) »
Thomas was the fourth Child of Leonard Millar Laws and Georgina (nee Kirk)..He was a Cabin Boy on the S.S. Clearton ( Newcastle on Tyne) and is buried in Western Cemetery Hull.

Wikipedia:

At 1155 hours on 1 July 1940 German submarine U-102 torpedoed and damaged Clearton was torpedoed about 180 miles west of Ushant. The ship fell behind the convoy and at 1325 hours U-102 torpedoed her again, sinking her 042 240 miles from Smalls. Eight crew members were lost out of a total complement of 34. The Admiralty-modified W-class destroyer HMS Vansittart sank the submarine, rescued Clearton '​s Master, 24 crew members and one DEMS gunner, and brought the survivors to Plymouth.

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CAPES Hull. KIRK  Leeds, Hull. JONES  Wales,  Lancashire. CARROLL Ireland, Lancashire, U.S.A. BROUGHTON Leicester, Goole, Hull BORRILL  Lincolnshire, Durham, Hull. GROOM  Wishbech, Hull. ANTHONY St. John's Nfld. BUCKNALL Lincolnshire, Hull. BUTT Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. PARSONS  Western Bay, Newfoundland. MONAGHAN  Ireland, U.S.A. PERRY Cheshire, Liverpool.
 
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