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William Albert Herbage

Merchant Navy (R49697). British

Born  10 Oct 1906London
Died  29 Sep 1981(74)Eastbourne, Sussex

Roster information listed for William Albert Herbage

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
Llandaff CastleTroop transportButcher30 Nov 1942U-177 (1)

Personal information

Son of Henry James and Ellen Elizabeth Herbage (nee Hall); husband of Amelia Ethel Herbage (nee Anderson). Family stories are that William was injured jumping from the torpedoed Llandaff Castle carry a child, and that he was in a life raft with the child and other adult males who were not rescued by the warship but came ashore somewhere staying in a village - eventually being rescued by a sea plane.


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