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William George Tyler

Merchant Navy. British

Born  5 Feb 1900Mile End, London
Died  16 Jun 1987(87)Brisbane, Australia

Roster information listed for William George Tyler

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
OrcadesTroop transportAble Seaman10 Oct 1942U-172 (1)

Personal information

Husband of Florence Elizabeth Tyler (nee Wakefield) and father of Cedric William, Barbara Florence and Malcolm John. William George Tyler had joined Orcades on 13 May 1942 after having served aboard Ormond and Andalucia Star. A short time after the Orcades was sunk, his wife received a letter stating that her husband was missing in action, believed to be dead. Some six to seven months later his family was delighted when a knock on the front door revealed William who had finally been repatriated from South Africa after being rescued. He and his family immigrated to Australia in 1951.


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