Herbert Vincent Hill

Lloyds War Medal & Commendation

Nationality:       United Kingdom Rank

Position:           Cook

Service:             Merchant Navy

Vessel:              M.V. Walmer Castle (London)

Age:                    38

Date of Death: 21/09/1941

Memorial Reference: Panel 116.


Award:  Lloyd's War Medal for Bravery at Sea & Commendation

From Union-Castle Chronicle by Marischal Murray:

"Several of the Walmer Castle's crew were killed, some in circumstances of great heroism.   The cook lost his life in saving the chief steward.   

Bullets were flying down an alleyway as the chief steward came out of his cabin, but the cook, Herbert Hill, threw himself in front of his ship-mate to push him out of danger."

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