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Ramfanalle Asteem Meah (Trimmer)

Indian Merchant Service serving on SS Clan MacKenzie

Died 5th March 1918

Along with Gunny Meah Abdool Meah, Munsoozalle Abdool Mozid and Rossunallee Ameeroody (Firemen and Oilman)

Britain was completely dependent on the food and supplies that came from overseas to carry on during World War 1, especially from the Indian sub-continent. Brave Indian Merchant sailors ran the risk of German attack on a regular basis every time they sailed up the English Channel to the ports of Southampton and London. One such boat, the SS Clan MacKenzie, was torpedoed by a German U-Boat off St Catherine’s Point on the Isle of Wight on 5th March 1918. 12 men were killed, including these men and John Alexander Henderson (Third Engineer). All are buried and remembered in this cemetery.