David Burns, SS Privet and the Tower Hill Memorial

This is a photograph of a section of panel 87 of the Tower Hill Memorial. The photograph shows the names of the captain and crew of SS Privet, a coal boat belonging to Joseph Fisher’s of Newry. The boat was lost on 5th December 1940.


The memorial commemorates men and women of the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets who died in both World Wars and who have no known grave. It stands on the south side of the garden of Trinity Square, London, overlooking The Tower of London.

Further details of the Tower Hill Memorial can be found at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website at:

http://www.cwgc.org/search/cemetery_det … 002&mode=1

See also: The Family of David Burns and Eliza McCann

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