Chief Officer David Barbour served in the Merchant Navy during the Second World War.
Chief Officer Barbour died on 3rd February 1943 aged 43 years old while serving on M.V. Inverilen. The tanker was part of Convoy HX-224 south of Iceland when U-456 attacked with torpedoes at 0257hrs. The Master, 24 crew members, and 6 naval gunners died as a result. A total of 14 crew members and 2 passengers survived, picked up by H.M.S. Asphodel and landing at Derry~Londonderry.
Chief Officer Barbour has no known grave and his name is on Panel 58 of the Tower Hill Memorial, London, England. His name is also on the war memorial of Kilcoan (First) Presbyterian Church, Islandmagee, Co. Antrim.