Third Radio Officer, M.V. Malaya 11.
Died 27 Jun 1941
Commemorated at Tower Hill Memorial
Harry was born on 7 November 1912 in Salford, Lancashire to Marks, who worked as a money lender, and Esther nee Isaacs. Harry had an older brother Sydney, who died aged fourteen in 1924, and a younger sister Evelyn. Marks died in 1928 four years after the death of his eldest son.
In 1939, Harry worked as a retail radio shop manager and lived at 14 Breeze Mount, Prestwich with his mother and sister. He enlisted early in the war and his obituary in the Jewish Chronicle states that on his first trip his ship was bombed and sunk and he was picked up by an allied destroyer. He was killed on his second trip on board the M.V. Malaya II.
The ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-564 in the North Atlantic on June 27th, 1941 when on route from Montreal to Cardiff in Convoy HX-133. She was carrying a cargo of 3,698 tons of metal, 2,143 tons of wheat and 413 tons of TNT. Forty-one men, including Capt. Kragelund, were killed. Read more at wrecksite: https://wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?133622