Merchant Navy. British
|Died||6 Jul 1942||(27)|
Roster information listed for Robert Reid
|Ship||Type||Rank / role||Attacked on||Boat|
|Avila Star||Steam passenger ship||Passenger (DBS)||6 Jul 1942 (+)||U-201 (1)|
Robert Reid had been the chief officer of the British steam merchant Lylepark which was sunk by the German raider Michel in the South Atlantic on 11 June 1942. He was rescued by Avila Star and taken to Freetown, but remained aboard for repatriation. Robert took charge of a lifeboat after Avila Star was sunk, but it was never found.