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Eric Birchall

Merchant Navy (R146581). British

Born  10 Sep 1912Rhyl, Wales
Died   1979(66)

Photo courtesy of Chris Horton

Roster information listed for Eric Birchall

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
HarbledownSteam merchantSecond Officer4 Apr 1941U-94 (1)
HarpalionSteam merchantSecond Officer13 Apr 1942U-435 (1)

Personal information

Eric Birchall was second officer and gunner in the Merchant Navy, surviving the sinkings of Harbledown and Harpalion. He finished his career in 1973 as captain for London Overseas Freighters (LOF) and died of a heart attack in 1979.


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