David Morrison, steward on the Athenia died on the Athenia in Sept 1939

See "SS Athenia, First Casualty of the U-Boat War on the 3rd. of September 1939"

Dear Mac

Just a quick note of thanks.

I’ve been searching for info on my Great Great Grandmother’s brother – David Morrison. I knew he was killed at Sea and in the course of a war. Family legend suggested the Lucitania and WW1, but I couldn’t find him on that ship’s crew list and he’d have been a bit young. As luck would have it I stumbled across an old book which had a story in it about the sinking of the Athenia. It called the ship “Glasgow’s Lucitania”. So I decided to see if I could get the crew list for that ship on the off chance that the story had become corrupted down the generations & I could track down the missing Morrison.

Yours was the first & only site where I could find the crew list, and sure enough, David Morrison, steward on the Athenia is listed. So thanks, a mystery has been solved courtesy of your site.

I’ve attached a picture of David Morrison, so you can see who you helped find.

Cheers again

Deborah S

David Morrison, steward on the Athenia died on the Athenia in Sept 1939

David Morrison, steward on the Athenia died Sept 1939

Dear Deborah,
Nice to hear from you, I am delighted that AHOY was able to provide the name of your Great Great Mother's brother David, but I am sorry he was amongst those who died in Athenia.
We have generated a good deal of interest in the ship, which of course was the first victim of the war at sea in WW2.
Best wishes.

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