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William Hamilton – age 32 – Donkeyman, S.S. Radhurst (London) Merchant Navy.

The “Radhurst” sailing from the Tyne to New York was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-525 east of Newfoundland. (Source: uboat.net)

Born c.1911 in Glasgow (Source: UK Merchant Seamen Deaths but cannot identify on GRoS)

Son of James and Minnie (Motts) Hamilton.

Husband of  Catherine Hamilton of 116 Millerston Street, Dennistoun, Glasgow E1 who he married in Camlachie, Glasgow in 1929.

(Source: CWGC, UK Merchant Seamen Deaths, Glasgow WW2 Roll of Honour and GroS – Marriage Register)

Killed by enemy action/Lost at Sea on 21 February 1943.

Commonwealth War Grave – Tower Hill Memorial, London.