My Uncle Patrick Oneil was killed whilst serving on the Merchant Navy ship SS Sampa in 1945. He was 20 years old. My mum Eileen and family lived just a couple of doors away from the Winston Club, looking on to Laindon Station. My late mother’s other brother stayed in Australia after the war, never to return to England. His daughter has just returned to Australia after a two weeks holiday here. Whilst on a visit to London she came across a memorial outside London Tower Hill underground station with my Uncle Patrick’s name inscribed upon it. We had heard there was a memorial in London but was never sure, so it was great news that my cousin found it.