Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tower Hill Memorial - Tombstone Tuesday

Albert John Cassingham b. 1918 in Kent, England
Son of Albert John Cassingham and Emily Morris
Ninth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy
Died at sea on December 6/7 1942.
Commemorated at Tower Hill Memorial in London 
along with all in the Merchant Navy & fishing fleets who were lost during WWI & WWII and have "no grave but the sea".

Albert John Cassingham was serving aboard the SS Ceramic on the night of December 6th, 1942, when it was sunk by torpedoes fired from the German submarine U-515. 
All but one of the 656 aboard were lost.


Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Wow! Impressive. Thanks for sharing!

Keep these ancestor stories coming!

Bill ;-)

Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

Lori said...

What a beautiful memorial. Thank you for sharing this. I never would have known of it's existence.

Joan said...

The memorial and story are great! And I really love your pictures of ships! Thanks and looking forward to more posts like this.

TCasteel said...

Thank you for your comments. The story of the SS Ceramic is a sad one - but I guess that is the nature of wars. You can read about it through the link at the bottom of the post - Crew of the SS Ceramic.