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Name: Ian Stephenson CALDER
Casualty No.: Ranks: Second Officer Initials: I S Service No.:
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Age at Death: 24
Unit: SS Empire Crossbill (London), Merchant Navy.
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Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence: Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address:
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment:
How Died: Lost at sea.
Date of Death: Thursday 11th September 1941
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Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Greenside War Memorial, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. St John's Church, Roll of Honour, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Calder Plaque, United Reform Church, Main Road, Barmoor, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: Tower Hill Memorial, London, United Kingdom. The Prince of Wales Sea Training School Memorial Plaque.
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: No known grave.
Decoration and Medals: 1939-45 Star. War Medal.
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
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Family Details:
Son of Robert and Mary Calder of Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Notes : Ian trained at the Prince of Wales Sea Training School which was used to prepare and train boys for service in the Merchant Navy. The school was operated by the British Sailors Society. The SS Empire Crossbill was a 5,463 ton cargo ship which was part of a convoy running from Philadelphia to Hull. She was torpedoed by the German U-Boat U-82, East of Cape Farewell. All 48 crew members lost their lives.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register.
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