My grandfather - captain of a merchant vessel called the "Lakonia" (not sure if spelled with a C or a K - also not sure if it's RMS or another prefix). Story is it was torpedoed in the Atlantic during WW2. He and another sailor still managed to get it to Canada though. Of course, that's the story I heard from my dad when I was a kid. My grandfather's buried somewhere in BC, but I forgot the name of the cemetery we visited more than 10 years ago. Still gathering details, but I can't find his OBE in The London Gazette. The problem is his namesake with the American Confederate Captain James Iredell Waddell and another ship called of the same name: RMS Laconia (1921) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Have I been fibbed? I'll gather more details such as his DOB and day of death, as well as where he was exactly buried. Not sure the old man knows the service number if any, but most likely Merchant Navy. Tried the suggestions with the sticky thread, but I guess I'm lacking details right now. I'll be back, but I thought I'd share this now that I've been reading through this forum for a while now, and the thought of sharing would be good digging for anybody interested. EDITED to add: not military history but I was also told my great grandfather William Waddell was firemaster of Glasgow. Got at least one small mention on him on google so I guess I'll bite.