David Sinclair Simpson one of the two passengers lost in the De la Salle on July 9th 1943
June 12, 2013
My father was David Sinclair Simpson one of the two passengers lost in the De la Salle on July 9th 1943. Thank you so much for helping me to understand the circumstances surrounding his death. He was travelling
with a friend only known to me as Mr Davis. Mr Davis was with 239 crew and passengers rescued.I would like to know from a passenger list his christian name if that is possible. My father and Mr Davis had worked as train drivers in Ceylon ( now Sri Lanka ) from 1922- 1937 and were on their way to Dar a salaam to work as steam train drivers for the government in Tanganyka.
I understood that the lifeboat with the ten lost on the De la Salle were lost when the ship was hit by a second
torpodoe by being in the vacinity of the explosion.
I regret I cannot find Mr Davis or a passenger list for SS De La Salle.
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