S.S. Empire Heath. (Sunderland).
Edward Alan Coleman. First Radio Steward.
EDWARD ALAN COLEMAN .
Rank. First Radio Steward.
Killed In Action. 11 May 1944.
Son of. Harry and Edith Coleman. South Benfleet. Essex.
11 May 1944.
The S. S. Empire Heath with a compliment of 58 crew was on route from Victoria Bay, Brazil, to Loch Ewe, Scotland, when she was torpedoed by the German U-Boat 129. 57 of the crew were killed. Seventeen of those killed were teenagers.
One, 16 years of age.
Four, 17 years of age.
Five, 18 years of age.
Seven, 19 years of age.
The Chief Steward, Frederick Wakeham, was capured, taken as a prisoner of war and incarcerated in the Marine Internieten Lager (MILAG) Camp, Germany.