Owen Herron

Fireman Owen Herron served on HMS Asturias when he died on 3rd August 1943. The ship came under attack from an Italian submarine off the West African coast.

Fireman

Owen Herron

Fireman Owen Herron served in the Merchant Navy on board HMS Asturias when it was struck by a torpedo off the coast of Sierra Leone.

Fireman Owen Herron served in the Naval Auxiliary Personnel during World War Two. He was born on 21st July 1922 in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire.

He died on 3rd August 1943 aged 21 years old. He served on HMS Asturias when it came under torpedo attack from an Italian submarine off the coast of Freetown, Sierra Leone. As 10,000 tons of water flooded the engine rooms, 4 members of the crew died.

Owen Herron’s grave is in Glenalina Extension, Section BS, Grave 129 of Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim.