John Eid

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John Eid

Birth
Øvre Eiker kommune, Buskerud fylke, Norway
Death 14 Oct 1942 (aged 35)
At Sea
Burial Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire Unitary Authority, Lincolnshire, England
Plot Sec. 116. Row F. Grave 6
Memorial ID 73736883 · View Source
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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).


Inscription

Her Hviler
Norsk Sjømann
John Eid
19-6-1907 14-10-1942
  †
For Norge
1939-1945


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  • Created by: Military Historian
  • Added: 21 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 73736883
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Eid (19 Jun 1907–14 Oct 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 73736883, citing Scartho Road Cemetery, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire Unitary Authority, Lincolnshire, England ; Maintained by Military Historian (contributor 47181822) .