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William Alexander Gadsby

Civilian. Canadian

Born  8 Aug 1927Calgary, Alberta
Died  10 Mar 2016(88)Farmington Hills, MI

Roster information listed for William Alexander Gadsby

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
AtheniaSteam passenger shipPassenger3 Sep 1939U-30 (1)

Personal information

Elizabeth Gadsby and her son William Alexander were returning to Canada aboard Athenia after visiting relatives in England. Both survived the sinking and eventually made the North Atlantic passage aboard Mauretania two weeks later.

"Bill" Gadsby became a professional ice hockey player after the war and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1970.

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