S.S. Empire Moonbeam (Hong Kong), Merchant Navy (British Civilian)
08/08/1942 (Died at Sea)
Thomas Cushnahan was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Cushnahan. He was born about 1914. Thomas Cushnahan served with the Merchant Navy in World War Two. Able Seaman Thomas Cushnahan was serving on board S.S. Empire Moonbeam when he died on 8th August 1942. The convoy was attacked by German submarines and the crew of Empire Moonbeam, believing they were hit. Able Seaman Thomas Cushnahan has no known grave and is commemorated on Panel 44 of the Tower Hill Memorial
The Tower Hill 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, close to The Tower of London.