Ships hit by U-boats

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Avila Star

British steam passenger ship

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

This is a listing of people associated with this ship.
We also have a detailed page on the British steam passenger ship Avila Star.

Aboard Avila Star when hit on 6 Jul 1942

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NameAgeRankServed on
Anson, John Leslie, Merchant NavySecond OfficerAvila Star
Armstrong, John Bolton, Merchant Navy58Bedroom StewardAvila Star +
Beere, John Francis, Civilian34PassengerAvila Star +
Bell, Gordon Irving, Merchant Navy30Senior Assistant EngineerAvila Star
Benbow, Gladys Mary, Merchant Navy36Shop AttendantAvila Star +
Black, Donald, Merchant Navy16Steward’s BoyAvila Star +
Botham, Dorothy, Civilian34PassengerAvila Star +
Brandie, William, Merchant Navy39Chief Refrigerator EngineerAvila Star +
Brown, Richard, Merchant Navy17Cooks BoyAvila Star +
Callaway, Robert, Merchant Navy30Assistant StewardAvila Star +
Campbell, John, Merchant Navy23QuartermasterAvila Star +
Cartwright, James, Merchant Navy27Assistant StewardAvila Star +
Clarke, Richard Thomas, Merchant NavyThird OfficerAvila Star
Clarke, William Boroston, Merchant Navy28Assistant StewardAvila Star +
Connor, Sydney James, Merchant Navy17Steward’s BoyAvila Star +
Cunningham, Henry, Merchant Navy43FiremanAvila Star +
Currell, James Walter, Merchant Navy28Able SeamanAvila Star +
Cushing, Francis Habelt, Civilian50PassengerAvila Star +
Dods, Amelia Florence, Civilian63PassengerAvila Star +
Dowdall, Henry, Merchant Navy27Donkeyman and GreaserAvila Star +
Duggin, George, Merchant Navy34Able SeamanAvila Star +
Eaton, James, Merchant Navy17Cooks BoyAvila Star +
Ellis, Charles Peter, Merchant Navy52DonkeymanAvila Star +
Ferguson, Maria Elizabeth, Civilian19PassengerAvila Star
Fisher, John, Merchant Navy61MasterAvila Star +
Fitzsimmons, James, Merchant Navy28FiremanAvila Star +
Florence, James, Civilian37PassengerAvila Star +
Frazer, Ronald, Civilian32PassengerAvila Star +
Frazer, Thelma Norah, Civilian23PassengerAvila Star +
Gahan, Lawrence Francis, Civilian27PassengerAvila Star +
Gibson, Alice Amelia, Civilian74PassengerAvila Star +
Girdler, Raymond Ernest, Merchant Navy19Assistant EngineerAvila Star +
Gray, John Andrew, Merchant NavyBoatswain (Bosun)Avila Star
Greig, John Philip, Civilian31PassengerAvila Star +
Hardy, Joseph, Merchant NavyBoatswain’s MateAvila Star
Harrison, John Walter, Merchant Navy19Assistant StewardAvila Star +
Henderson, John Henry, Civilian30PassengerAvila Star +
Hughes, John, RNDEMS gunnerAvila Star
Ingham, Ronald James, Merchant Navy19Assistant StewardAvila Star +
Jackson, Richard H., Merchant Navy54Engine Room StorekeeperAvila Star +
Jones, William Howell, Merchant Navy30Able SeamanAvila Star
Jordan, Iris Mabel, Civilian23PassengerAvila Star +
Low, Charles Stuart, Merchant NavyPassenger (DBS)Avila Star
Massouda, Habid Joseph, Merchant Navy29Junior Fourth Engineer OfficerAvila Star +
Maulini, Pietro, Merchant Navy44Chief CookAvila Star +
McIndoe, Donald, Merchant Navy21Assistant CookAvila Star +
Monod, Ernest, Merchant Navy31Assistant StewardAvila Star +
Moorhead, John James, Merchant Navy43FiremanAvila Star +
North, Arthur, Merchant Navy55Steward and SilvermanAvila Star +
Norton, Richard Henry, Merchant Navy24Carpenter’s MateAvila Star +
Owen, John Richard, Merchant Navy20Assistant EngineerAvila Star +
Patterson, William Robert Duncan, Civilian29PassengerAvila Star +
Pearce, Eric Reginald, Merchant NavyChief OfficerAvila Star
Pemberton, Francis Joseph, Merchant Navy15Cook’s BoyAvila Star
Reid, Robert, Merchant Navy27Passenger (DBS)Avila Star +
Richardson, Henry Peter, RM44Corporal (DEMS gunner)Avila Star +
Roache, Patrick John, Merchant Navy21FiremanAvila Star +
Rowan, Mary Elizabeth, Merchant Navy50StewardessAvila Star +
Sharkey, Edward, Merchant Navy39GreaserAvila Star +
Stanley, Frederick John, Merchant Navy29Bedroom StewardAvila Star +
Steen, Herbert, RNDEMS gunnerAvila Star
Sutherland, Alexander Robertson, Merchant NavyCarpenterAvila Star
Sutton, Phyllis Edith, Civilian34PassengerAvila Star +
Tallack, Michael Bernard Millington, Merchant NavyChief OfficerAvila Star
Teaney, Mons, Merchant Navy27GreaserAvila Star +
Timmis, Wilfred, Merchant Navy17Assistant LaundrymanAvila Star +
Turton, Roy, Merchant Navy31QuartermasterAvila Star +
Vennils, Sidney, Merchant Navy44Lounge StewardAvila Star +
Vine, Ernest Leonard, Merchant Navy27Boatswain’s MateAvila Star +
Walton, Frank Joseph, Merchant Navy53PrinterAvila Star +
Watts, Clyde Alexander, Merchant Navy18CadetAvila Star +
Weston, Harold Edward Price, Merchant Navy25PurserAvila Star +

72 persons found.

Served on indicates the ships we have listed for the person, some were stationed on multiple ships hit by U-boats.

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