Tor­pedo sur­vivors

Stirling Observer - - SCHOOL NEWS -

Four Dun­blane sol­diers had lucky es­capes when the ships on which they were be­ing trans­ported were tor­pe­doed.

Three of them were aboard the In­ver­nia when she was sunk in the Mediter­ranean. Reg­i­men­tal Com­pany Sergeant Ma­jor Mur­ray Smith, Scot­tish Horse, was in the sea for an hour and a quar­ter be­fore be­ing res­cued. L/Cpl How­ells, also Scot­tish Horse, and Pte Han­nah, Scot­tish Ri­fles, were also saved.

Pte Robert Ritchie, Royal Army Med­i­cal Corp, son of Archibald Ritchie, builder, was aboard the hospi­tal ship Brae­mar when it was tope­doed in the Mediter­ranean. He was re­cov­er­ing from the or­deal in Malta but suf­fer­ing from malaria.

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