Edgar Edward Atkinson
Merchant Navy. British
Roster information listed for Edgar Edward Atkinson
|Ship||Type||Rank / role||Attacked on||Boat|
|Holmpark||Steam merchant||Crew member||24 Oct 1942||U-516 (1)|
Edgar "Ted" Edward Atkinson not only survived the sinking of Holmpark, but was also on another, not yet identified, vessel sunk by a U-boat and spent two weeks in a lifeboat before landing in St. Helena. Helena also happened to be his wife’s name.
He later became a ship's master in his own right and was recognised for his part in the rescue of the crew of Clan Keith which was wrecked during a storm about 11 miles south of Galita Island on 5 Nov, 1961.
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