Robert McLoughlin

Fireman Robert McLoughlin of Glenarm, Co. Antrim died on 2nd March 1941 as S.S. Castlehill came under attack from a Luftwaffe Heinkel in the Bristol Channel.


Robert McLoughlin

Fireman Robert McLoughlin served in the Merchant Navy during the Second World War. He was the son of George McLoughlin and Elizabeth McLoughlin of Vennel Street, Glenarm, Co. Antrim.

McLaughlin died on 2nd March 1941 aged 19 years old while serving on S.S. Castlehill. The Scottish-built vessel owned by John Kelly Ltd., Belfast went down in the Bristol Channel off Minehead. The crew was en route from Cork, Ireland to Newport, Wales carrying a cargo of coal. A Heinkel He 111 of Kampfgeschwader 27 claimed the sinking. All but 1 crew member died as a result of the incident.

Fireman McLoughlin has no known grave and his name is on Panel 24 of the Tower Hill Memorial, London, England.

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