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Bert assistance My Grandad #1016405
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My Grandad
William (Billy) Landrum.
Lived in Pasture Av Moreton. There was an article about him in the Liverpool Echo, saving a shipmate whilst he was actually injured himself when his ship was bombed during WWII.
He was very 'ah well' 'that's what anyone would have done' about it but believe me he was a proud man

You find this stuff from somewhere bert wink

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Re: Bert assistance My Grandad [Re: mikeeb] #1016409
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Sorry, Mike,

Nothing in the papers I can access, it's likely you would need to look in the Liverpool records office for reports in the Echo at that time.


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That is a shame bert frown Thanks for looking
He was born about 1923, vauxall area, Byron road I think
Ah well wink

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Yes, birth registered, Liverpool, September 1923, Mothers maiden name, Shields.

1903 marriage, Liverpool, All Saints,
George Landrum
Mary Shields

Was William, Merchant or Royal Navy?



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Royal I think, his ship was torpedoed
Thanks Bert

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Just asked my mum and she was not sure if he was Royal or Merchant but remembers him going to America for training

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Many merchant ships were torpedoed mikeeb, did he wear a uniform? only MN officers wore uniform but not the seamen, a lot of our MN lads went to the US for training and to pick up the various types of ships being turned out by the shipyards there, Victory boats etc, or he could have been RN picking up a lend lease warship.

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Originally Posted by casper
Many merchant ships were torpedoed mikeeb, did he wear a uniform? only MN officers wore uniform but not the seamen, a lot of our MN lads went to the US for training and to pick up the various types of ships being turned out by the shipyards there, Victory boats etc, or he could have been RN picking up a lend lease warship.


That is what is leading me, to now believe it was the merchant navy casper
My mum doesn't know and I cannot find anything of a military record which strengthens the MN belief

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This might be William,


Name:
William Landrum
Birth Date:
abt 1923
Birth Country:
England
Age:
18
Gender:
Male
Race/Nationality:
English
Arrival Date:
3 Nov 1941
Port of Arrival:
Quebec, Canada
Ship Name:
Beaverhill
Port of Departure:
Liverpool, England
Residence Country:
England


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Also,


Name:
William Landrum
Arrival Date:
24 Feb 1947
Birth Date:
abt 1923
Age:
24
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity/ Nationality:
English
Port of Departure:
Liverpool, England
Port of Arrival:
New York, New York
Ship Name:
Fort Musquarro


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SS Beaverhill,


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Bert you are a star wink I knew you would find something
I shall check with my mum and auntie tomorrow

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Further Information,

The William Landrum who sailed on the SS Beaverhill declared as his next of kin,
Mary Landrum,
2 Kingsmead rd,
Wallasey.

It appears that he was sent out to Baltimore to pick up MV Myrmedon (spelt incorrectly on record) I think it should be, MV Myrmidon. This ship was torpedoed.

http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?14899
The image shows he was sent by A Holt & Co.

Brief description of William, Fresh comp, Auburn Hair, Grey Eyes, Scar over eye.

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The William Landrum, 1947, Fort Musquarro, declares 10 years at sea, description, 5' 1" and 123 lbs, Occupation, Trimmer.

Does the address and descriptions match your William?



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1938 directory for Kingsmead Rd, Wallasey, confirming correct address for William, his father was George Landrum.


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