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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Lewis Elliott

In memory of:

Second Engineer Lewis Elliott

May 25, 1941

Kindia, Guinea

Military Service




Merchant Navy


Canadian Merchant Navy


S.S. Portadoc

Additional Information


May 25, 1901
Goderich, Ontario

Son of Thomas and Alberta Elliott; husband of Winnifred Elliott, of Flint, Michigan, U.S.A.

Commemorated on Page 131 of the Merchant Navy Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information



Grave Reference:

Spec. Memorial.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker– This is the gravestone of the Naval officer L. Elliott that is situated in the old Colonial Cemetary. The SS Portadoc was sunk off Freetown on the 7th April 1941 by the U - Boat U124 at 17h30. The crew managed to get to Benty ( port in the South of Guinea near  Forécariah) and were picked up by the French Vichy police and sent to Kindia prison. After having checked the internet I think that Officer Elliott was wounded during the sinking of the SS Portadoc and that he died of his injuries on the 25th of May- this needs to be confirmed by living crew members.

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