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Lieut Thomas Elvin Mitchell

Lieut Thomas Elvin Mitchell

Birth
Canada
Death 30 Apr 1941 (aged 19–20)
At Sea
Burial Cabra, County Dublin, Ireland
Plot Cenotaph, Panel 15. [Screen Wall]
Memorial ID 100157756 · View Source
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Lieutenant Thomas Elvin Mitchell.
Carleton & York Regiment
Royal Canadian infantry.

Aged 20.
Son of Thomas and Bessie Irene Mitchell, of Pagan Street, St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada.



Mitchell was onboard the SS Nerissa, enroute Halifax, Nova Scotia, to England, which was torpedoed on 30 April 1941, by U-552 commanded by Erich Topp [d. 2005], NW of Ireland. SS Nerissa was carrying Canadian troops, including a detachment of 175 North-West Mounted Police and their horses.
His body was found washed ashore at Belmullet, Co. Mayo, on 23 May 1941, and was buried later that same day.



He is buried in Grave No. 11.
Kilcommon Erris [Church of Ireland]
Belmullet, Co. Mayo.



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  • Created by: John
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100157756
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Thomas Elvin Mitchell (1921–30 Apr 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100157756, citing Grangegorman Memorial, Cabra, County Dublin, Ireland ; Maintained by John (contributor 47032041) .