Service Details
Name:
MOMPLIE
Given Name:
EDGAR
Initials:
E
Rank:
Fireman
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Regiment:
Merchant Navy
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Unit:
S.S. Columbine
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Date of Death:
1944-06-16
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Age:
26
Cause of Death:
On 16 June 1944, the unescorted Columbine (Master Andre Reidar Simensen) was torpedoed and sunk by U-198, 25 miles northwest of Cape Columbine, South Africa. The master, 19 crew members and six passengers were lost.
Citations:
***Accepted by CWGC for War Grave Status & burial site under investigation
Additional
Information:
Coloured man. True family name Edgar Jacobs. ref. South African Roll of Honour 1939-1945 ***Might be 17 December 1943 and SS Dalia
Commemoration
Country:
United Kingdom
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Locality:
London
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Cemetery:
TOWER HILL MEMORIAL
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Grave Reference:
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