From Hoole History and Heritage Society

ANWYL, John Lloyd

John Lloyd ANWYL

Regiment: SS Serooskerk, Netherlands Merchant Navy

Rank: Second Officer

Died: 2 December 1942

Aged: 33

Buried/ Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial

Address: 20 Sefton Road, Hoole

Cheshire Observer 20 February 1943

Second Officer J.L. Anwyl

Presumably Lost at Sea

News has been received by Mr. and Mrs Jonathon Anwyl, 20 Sefton Road, Hoole, that their third son, Second Officer John Lloyd Anwyl, of the Merchant Service, has presumably been lost at sea. In November he took passage to take over second office’s duties in India. It was arranged for him to travel out to India. The operators of the vessel have received notification from the Admiralty that the vessel is overdue and must be presumed lost. The owners have no news of any survivors.

Second Officer Anwyl, who is 33, is a native of Chester and was educated at the City and County School, now the City Grammar School. He has been in the Merchant Service 14 years and had passed his Captain’s ticket last August.”