Adolf Grunfeld

Sailor, M.V. Hawarden Castle
Died 13 Sep 1939
Commemorated at Tower Hill Memorial
Age 21

Little is known of Adolf’s life and family. He was thought to have been born in 1918 in the Czech Republic. Please contact us if you can help.

On September 13th, 1939, the British motor-schooner Harwarden Castle left Nieuwpoort in Belgium for London with a cargo of cement and bricks and went missing. She was not heard of ever since. This ship was probably sunk by a mine of U-17 as the finding of a small unidentified wreck littered by yellow bricks in this position indicates.

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Courtesy CWGC