Able Seaman Harold Wayman was born in 1908 and was from Camberwell, London. He was a gunner with the Royal Navy, stationed on the merchant navy vessel SS GREENLAND, a steamship of 1,281 gross tonnage.

Able Seaman Wayman was trained as a gunner at the naval training base H.M.S. President III. He was then posted to Devonport Naval Base, which was home to gunners stationed on Merchant Navy ships.

The SS GREENLAND struck a mine on 6th December 1941 at 52 degrees 14' N, 01 degree 56 ' E. The ship was reported  as sinking at 52 degrees 14'N, 02 degrees 06'E. This would have been just off the coast of Harwich/Felixstowe.


S.S. Greenland

Able Seaman Wayman's body washed ashore on the Dutch coast and is buried at the Nieuwe Oosterbegraafplaats in Amsterdam Plot 85. Row B. Grave 5

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

See Also:
All casualties of S.S. Greenland

Sources:
Mrs. Lorraine Horner
Gordon, Steve and 'Crapgame'  from the WW2Forums
British Vessels Lost At Sea 1939-45.(2nd Ed.), Patrick Stephens Ltd. Cambridge, 1983. (p29)

See Also:
Roll of Honour for Gerrard Creegan, 2nd officer aboard the SS GREENLAND.

Directions to Nieuwe Oosterbegraafplaats


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