Fireman and Trimmer
Fireman and Trimmer Cecil Black served in the Merchant Navy during the Second World War. He was the son of Alexander Black and Mary Black of 6 Bridge Street, Carnlough, Co. Antrim.
Black died on 8th March 1943 aged 27 years old while serving on S.S. Fort Lamy. U-527 commanded by Herbert Uhlig torpedoed S.S. Fort Lamy at 1823hrs on 8th March 1943 as it straggled behind Convoy SC-121 southeast of Cape Farewell en route from New York, New York, U.S.A. to Liverpool, England. The Master, 39 crew members, and 6 gunners died as a result of the sinking. Also lost was H.M.S. LCT-2480, which was carried on the vessel.
Fireman and Trimmer Black has no known grave and his name is on Panel 50 of the Tower Hill Memorial, London, England.