Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

John Weir Murphy

RN (D/JX 254098). British

Born   1914
Died  28 May 1987(73)

Photo courtesy of Marie Lawlor

Roster information listed for John Weir Murphy

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
Empire SailorMotor merchantAble Seaman (DEMS gunner)21 Nov 1942U-518

Personal information

John Weir Murphy was rescued by HMCS Minas after the sinking of Empire Sailor and taken to hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Suffering with pulmonary oedema he then stayed with a French Canadian family until fit to return to the UK. In May 1987 he died of an airway obstruction caused by the gas poisoning during the war. His widow was paid a compensation and she received a war widows pension when his case was finalized after his death.

Crew list for Ships hit by U-boats