Stretford WW2 

William Edward Williams

Rank:2nd Radio Off
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:Merchant Navy
Name of Rgt or Ship:S.S. Empire Impala (London)
Country of burial:Lost at SeaGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Tower Hill Memorial
Town Memorial:Stretford Book
Extra Information:
The Empire Impala had a gross register tonnage of 6,116, a cargo ship it
was on charter to the British Ministry of War Transport.

South-east of Cape Farewell, on the 07/03/43, travelling from the U.S to
the U.K., she stopped to pick up survivors from the cargo liner, S.S.
Egyptian, that had just been torpedoed by U-230.  When she, in turn, was
torpedoed by U-221 and sank in position - 48N 23.30W.  There is no record
of the numbers of crew/passengers lost.
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