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Frederick William Head

Rank:5th Engineering Officer
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:Merchant Navy
Name of Rgt or Ship:S.S. Manchester Brigade (Manchester)
How Died:Drowned
Country of burial:Lost at SeaGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Tower Hill Memorial
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Parents lived at Timperley for many years until moving to Hale and the Hale

Attended Stamford Park School and was later employed at the Linotype

He managed to get into a life boat, but was then sucked under as the ship
listed and went down.

The S.S. Manchester Brigade was a cargo ship, one of 13 operated by
Manchester Liners Ltd., Manchester Liners House, St. Anne's Square,
Manchester 2.   Built in 1918 it had a gross tonnage of 6,042 tons.  
Whilst travelling in a convoy from Manchester to Montreal it was torpedoed
by U-137 and sunk off the west coast of Ireland, in position 54 53N 10 22W.
 There were 4 survivors, but 58 crew were lost.

One of those survivors was the 4th Engineer - John Armstrong Clay, who was
commended for brave conduct.  He resided at "Delamere", Moss Lane, Ashton
on Mersey and the presentation of the award was reported in the S. & S.G.
on 28/0341.

Death reported in the 21/02/1941 edition of the Sale & Stretford Guardian. 
Photo in local newspaper.

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