Harry Moncur, who survived the sinking of the steamship Autolycus in the Bay of Bengal in 1942, has died aged 98.
Hendry Moncur, known as Harry, was born in Montrose in 1917, the son of a police sergeant.
One of three brothers, with six sisters, he was educated at the town’s academy, before serving his apprenticeship and qualifying as a marine engineer.
Mr Moncur then joined the Alfred Holt Blue Funnel Line sailing out of Liverpool as a first engineer in the Merchant Navy and travelling extensively to the Far East and Canada.
On April 6 1942 he was on the crew of the steamship Autolycus sailing in convoy out of Calcutta bound for various ports including Durban, when they came under attack from Japanese warships.
Badly injured, Mr Moncur was one of the survivors who made it to the coast of Odisha (formerly Orissa). Neither of his brothers, Frank and James, survived the war.
Mr Moncur was eventually repatriated to Liverpool and was met by his wife-to-be Grace Mathieson. They returned to Montrose, where they were married in 1944.
At the end of the war Mr Moncur secured a job as an engineering surveyor with Manchester-based firm Vulcan Insurance and moved to Stirling.
He worked with the firm for about 30 years. He and his wife retired to Edzell where they lived until Grace passed away in 2008.
Mr Moncur moved to Parklands Care Home in Alloa, where he died on Friday February 27.
He was a keen golfer and swimmer, as well as being an accomplished gardener, and is survived by his two sons, Ronnie and Douglas, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.