Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

George Welbourne Stephenson

Merchant Navy. British

Born   1900
Died  20 Jan 1944(44)


16 Dec 1941OBE

Roster information listed for George Welbourne Stephenson

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
Empire StormSteam merchantMaster29 May 1941U-557 (1)
HartleburySteam merchantMaster7 Jul 1942U-355 (2)

Personal information

Son of Thomas and Charlotte Stephenson; husband of Gladys Mary Stephenson, of Kirk Ella. He was injured in the sinking of Hartlebury and later died of a head trauma.

Award Citation for the Distinguished Service Cross as published in London Gazette on 31 August 1943:

For good seamanship, fortitude and courage while under continuous attack from the enemy in Northern Waters.


  1. The National Archives (T 335/24)

Crew list for Ships hit by U-boats