Re: walter joseph cook
Posted by: phil morgan
Date: June 03, 2011 04:12PM
It's me again
The following information is available on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site:www.cwgc.org
Name: COOK, WALTER JOSEPH
Initials: W J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Fireman and Trimmer
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy
Unit Text: S.S. Harbury (London)
Date of Death: 04/05/1943
Additional information: Son of William J. and Alice Cook, of Cardiff.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 55.
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL
COOK , WALTER JOSEPH Panel 55. TOWER HILL MEMORIAL
In Memory of
Fireman and Trimmer WALTER JOSEPH COOK
S.S. Harbury (London), Merchant Navy
who died age 21
on 04 May 1943
Son of William J. and Alice Cook, of Cardiff.
Remembered with honour
and also thisfrom Warsailors:
Harbury (Captain W. E. Cook, cargo of 6820 tons of Anthracite coal, bound for St. John, N.B.) was torpedoed and damaged, later shelled and sunk by U-628 on May 5 - the 42 survivors were picked up by HMS Northern Spray. (R. Jordan says she was a straggler, torpedoed by U-628, abandoned, torpedoed and sunk by U-264, 7 died, 43 survived. Ronald Seth says she had a crew of 44, plus 7 naval and 2 army gunners, adding that she was re-boarded, and some of her stores transferred to Northern Spray).
If you go to www.uboat.net and search for Harbury or U-628 you will be able to see a photograph of the ship.