1st Mate onboard D/S Lysland
The D/S Lysland was in service transporting coal between the east coast of the U.K. and London when she, on 14th October 1942, was hit by a torpedo from the German E-boat S-75 in the Hearty Knoll channel off Cromer. She was in an east coast convoy at the time. Two ships were hit, one being Lysland, which stayed afloat. The resulting fire on board was extinguished and she was taken in tow to Immingham the same day. Lysland's 1st mate and 2nd engineer had been killed in the attack, and were buried in Grimsby. After repairs she continued in the same service until the spring of 1944.
According to the Memorial for Seamen in Stavern, Norway, the following died: 1st Mate John Eid, Chief Engineer Johan Edvin Johansen and 2nd Engineer Hans Tønnesen.
Son of Halvor Eid (b.1879) and Marthe Eid (b.1873).