Scottish Standard (Liverpool), Mercantile Marine Service
Died on Friday, 21st February 1941, aged 35
George Henry Mandell was born on 26 March 1905 in Canning Town. He was the third of four sons and one daughter of Alfred John Mandell (1867-1953) and Emily Annie May (1872-1952) who were married at St Gabriel Chrisp Street Poplar on 5 June 1892. Established in 1873, it was bombed during the Second World War and the building was subsequently demolished.
Alfred John Mandell was born in Waikato New Zealand on 16 August 1867, the son of John Mandell (-1879) and Elizabeth Sarah Reffell (1832-1898). In 1901 was living at 74 Malmesbury Road Canning Town and was a stoker on a steam tug. In later life he became a stevedore in the docks.
George Henry’s elder brother Edward Lawrence Mandell was killed in the First World War at sea.
George Henry Mandell married Gladys Greaney at St Stephen Upton Park and together they had two children.
Scottish Standard was a tanker built at Barrow-in-Furness during 1921. On 21 February 1941 it was part of convoy OB-287 from Clyde to New York, when it was bombed by German Fw200 Condor aircraft I/KG 40. Five crew members including George Henry Mandell were killed. The following day it was torpedoed and sunk.
Tower Hill Memorial, London.
The Second World War memorial is a semi-circular sunken garden some 2 metres below the general level of Tower Hill Gardens. From the 1914-18 Memorial, stone steps flanked by high stone pylons, on which are the Merchant Navy badges and wreaths, lead down to the sunken garden. Between the flights of steps is the main dedicatory inscription, which reads:
1939-1945 THE TWENTY-FOUR THOUSAND OF THE MERCHANT NAVY AND FISHING FLEETS WHOSE NAMES ARE HONOURED ON THE WALLS OF THIS GARDEN GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY AND HAVE NO GRAVE BUT THE SEA.
This inscription is guarded by sculptured figures in stone representing an officer and a seaman of the Merchant Service.