Urmston WW2 

Richard George Reece

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:Merchant Navy
Name of Rgt or Ship:M.V. Empire Light (Liverpool)
Country of burial:Lost at SeaGrave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Tower Hill Memorial
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Originally named Lumen it was built in 1925, its gross register tonnage was
6,483, it was 420ft long, 54ft wide and could make 11.3 knots.  A cargop
ship, it was re-named Empire Light in 1942 and was on charter to the
British Ministry of War Transport.

North-east of Newfoundland, travelling from the U.K. to New York, a
straggler in convoy ON170, on the 07/03/43 she was first torpedoed by U-638
in position 53 57N 46 14E.   She was torpedoed again on the12/03/43 by
U-468 and sunk.   There were 5 survivors, but 45 crew/passengers were lost.
Memorials found on:
St. Michael's (Flixton)
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