AB David McCann, HMS Glamorgan died August 1982 (Post Falklands)

HistoryBoy

Midshipman
Hi All,

Does anyone know anything about David McCann?

He served aboard HMS Glamorgan as an AB(R) and does not appear on many of the memorials or in Rolls of Honour. He died on 19 August 1982, about two months after the Argentine surrender.

Not sure whether he died of his wounds or in a post-war accident.

Anyone serve with him?

Many thanks.
 

mikh

MIA
Found the following

Three Exocet missiles had been fired at HMS Glamorgan in what turned out to be the last attack of the Falklands conflict. One hit Glamorgan‘s hangar – killing thirteen sailors and mortally wounding a 14th . The sailors, listed below, were all buried at sea: –

  • Petty Officer Michael J. Adcock
  • Cook Brian Easton
  • Air Engineering Mechanic Mark Henderson
  • Air Engineering Mechanic Brian P. Hinge
  • Acting Chief Air Engineering Mechanic David Lee
  • Cook Brian J. Malcolm
  • Air Engineering Artificer Kelvin I. McCallum
  • Able Seaman David McCann
  • Marine Engineering Mechanic Terence W. Perkins
  • Leading Cook Mark A. Sambles
  • Leading Cook Anthony E. Sillence
  • Steward John D. Stroud
  • Lieutenant David H Tinker
  • Petty Officer Colin P. Vickers
So it looks like he was the one 'mortally wounded'.
 
Just to clarify matters, David was diagnosed with cancer and died in the UK after intensive treatment at the Royal Marsden Hospital. A great loss to the Ops Department and a very nice man.
 

dapperdunn

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Just to clarify matters, David was diagnosed with cancer and died in the UK after intensive treatment at the Royal Marsden Hospital. A great loss to the Ops Department and a very nice man.
Was his cancer brought on by a blow to the head that he received whilst on the Glamorous Organ?
 

Sumo

War Hero
Confused from MIKH post Able Seaman David McCann, appears in the middle of the list buried at sea?
 

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