Sale WW2 - Surnames starting with the letter S. 

George Frederick Stewart

Rank:3rd Officer
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:Merchant Navy
Name of Rgt or Ship:S.S. Barn Hill (London)
How Died:Killed at Sea
Country of burial:Lost at Sea
Cemetery or Memorial:Tower Hill Merchant Navy Memorial
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
The Barn Hill had a gross register tonnage of 5,439 and was a steamer.  
South-west of Beachy Head, travelling from Halifax, Nova Scotia to London,
on the 20/03/40 she was bombed and set on fire by German Dornier 17
bombers.  The fire burned for several days and eventually sank in position
- 3 miles SSW of Beachy Head. Three crewmen were lost. The Sale & Stretford
Guardian Newspaper report states that five were killed.

Captain Stewart joined the Merchant Navy when he was 16 years of age and
ships that he served on in the 1st W.W. were torpedoed twice.   He was a
Captain for 26 years and although retired, at the outbreak of the 2nd W.W.,
he volunteered to serve with his friend Captain Mike O'Neil as his 3rd

His youngest son, Sgt/Pilot F.G. Stewart, was reported in the Sale &
Stretford Guardian dated 23/05/41 and being missing. Photo of him in that
edition.  Died 11/05/41.

Also mentioned in 29/03/1940 edition of the local newspaper.
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