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Newport's War Dead

formerly Newport, Monmouthshire, UK

 

Surname Z

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Surname Z
SS Newbury, sister ship to the SS Ashbury Zahra, Paul, 8th January 1945, Merchant Navy, S.S. Ashbury, Fireman and Trimmer, THURSO (MOUNT VERNON) CEMETERY, Sec. E. Coll. grave 18.   (Maltese)

Description below is from this website about Maltese merchant seamen.

Click here - Maltese Family History

Paul ZAHRA, died 8th January 1945, He was a F & T on the tramp steamer Ashbury. The ship was badly in need of repairs and sailed from Workington in Cumberland destined for Tyneside where the work would be carried out. They joined a convoy but whilst passing between the north coast of Scotland and the Orkney Islands the weather conditions became atrocious. Snow showers, and a Force 9 wind whipped up the sea, and the Ashbury lost touch with the convoy. The ship was driven close to the shore at the entrance of the Kyle of Tongue. Assistance was attempted by the Canadian ship Ste.Therese but unsuccessfully. The Ashbury was out of control and struck the Black Rocks at the entrance to the Kyle of Tongue and foundered. The entire crew of forty-two men died 

 

Zarb, Angelo, 50, 29th October 1942, Merchant Navy, S.S. Primrose Hill, Fireman, Son of Nikola and Maria Zarb, of Luqa, Malta, G.C., TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, Panel 85.  (Maltese)

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Angelo ZARB, died 29th October 1942, aged 50 years. He was a Fireman on the armed merchant ship Primrose Hill, which was built in 1941. In the evening of the 29th when they were north west of the Cape Verde Islands they were torpedoed by a German U-boat. The torpedo hit the stern which caught fire, and three crewmen were killed. Forty-six survivors got into the lifeboats. After the crew had abandoned ship the U-boat fired two more torpedoes and the ship sank about two and a half hours after the first attack. The survivors were picked up by a merchant ship and put ashore at Freetown

 
Zukemura, Chiren, 49, 15th September 1941, Merchant Navy, S.S. Empire Eland, Cook, TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, Panel 40

 

 

Shaun McGuire 2008