Barrie Sanderson Evenden

From the General Botha Old Boys Association Muster List

Born South Gipsland, Victoria, Australia, 3rd May 1921. Son of Charles Alfred Evenden and Reenie Carleton nee Carlos.

Ed, Durban Boys’ High School.

Cadet Draft 1936-37.

After leaving General Botha, Barrie Sanderson Evenden joined the Union Castle Company as a Cadet.

During the war he served in the Merchant Navy and was Fourth Officer in the Clan Line’s Empire Song when she was struck by a mine in the Mediterranean on 9th May 1941, and he was reported missing, presumed lost as the result of enemy action.

Obituary - 1941

Service Record



Joined Company



Empire Song

4th Officer


Mined and sunk


9 May 1941

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