Memorial Cross, Third Engineer Alfred Henry Perry, SS Fort Longueuil
This Memorial Cross was sent to Kathleen Perry, the widow of Alfred Henry Perry, an engineer aboard the SS Fort Longueuil.
Alfred Perry was part of the engine room crew in the Fort Longueuil, sunk by the German U-Boat (submarine) U-532 in the Indian Ocean in September 1943. The Fort Longueuil was one of approximately 200 merchant ships built in Canada for British service. Perry was one of over 1,600 Canadians and Newfoundlanders who died serving in the merchant navy. Like many, he has no known grave, and is commemorated on the Halifax Memorial in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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