John Brown Sinclair

Able Seaman John Brown Sinclair of Belfast died on 2nd March 1941. He was a D.E.M.S. Gunner on S.S. Castlehill when it came under attack in the Bristol Channel.

Able Seaman

John Brown Sinclair

D/JX 218639

Able Seaman John Brown Sinclair (D/JX 218639) served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. He was born on 6th December 1907 in Belfast.

Sinclair died on 2nd March 1941 while serving as a Royal Navy D.E.M.S. gunner on S.S. Castlehill. He was based at H.M.S. President III. 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.

Able Seaman Sinclair has no known grave and his name is on Panel 48, Column 2 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Plymouth, Devon, England.

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