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BRIXHAM 1939 - 1945 WAR MEMORIAL 

 

 

Panel 1, Column 2, Brixham WW2 Memorial

Panel 1, Column 2, Brixham WW2 Memorial

©Richard J. Brine

 

PANEL 1 -COLUMN 2 - THE ROYAL NAVY CONTINUED

E. J. GOSLING
P/JX 183908 Ordinary Seaman Eric John H. Gosling of the Royal Navy, HMS Abel Tasman. Son of Frederick and Emily Gosling of Brixham. Born in Mutford, Norfolk in the December Quarter of 1919. Died 13 June 1940 aged 20.
C.J.HARVEY
Fireman Cyril John Harvey of the Naval Auxiliary Personnel (Merchant Navy) HMS Saucy. Son of Harold and Elsie Harvey of Brixham; brother of Roy (see below). Born in Brixham in the June Quarter of 1920.
L.T.HARVEY
1091723 Donkeyman Leonard Turner Harvey of the Naval Auxiliary Personnel (Merchant Navy) HMS Saucy: Son of Samuel and Eliza Harvey; husband of Ada Harvey of Brixham. Born in Brixham in the March Quarter of 1904. Died 4 September 1940 aged 37.
R.H.HARVEY
Fireman Roy Harold Harvey of the Naval Auxiliary Personnel (Merchant Navy) HMS Saucy: Son of Harold and Elsie Harvey of Brixham; brother of Cyril (see above). Born in Liverpool in the September Quarter of 1921.
S. HOWE
238583 Ordinary Seaman Samuel Howe of HM Rescue Tig Caroline Moller. Son  of Gilbert and Eva Howe. Born in Brixham in the December Quarter of 1913. Died 7 October 1942 aged 29.
C. W. LAKE
D/ 11094 Signalman Cyril William Lake of the Royal Navy, HMS Ambrose.  Son of Jabez and Elizabeth Lake. Born in Brixham in the December Quarter of 1889. Died 20 April 1941 aged 52.
L. LAKE
Skipper/Lieutenant Leonard J. Lake of the Royal Naval Reserve (Retired) MS Trawler HMT Bervie Braes. Son of Fred and Susan Lake; husband of Alice Lake of Brixham. Born in Brixham in 1890. Died 15 February 1946 aged 56. Buried in St Mary's churchyard. Awarded the DSC.
G. D. LANGLEY
D/J 158726 Petty Officer George David Langley of the Royal Navy, Fuel Carrier  HMS Rajputana. Son of Arthur and Evelina Langley . Born in Dartmouth in 1894.  Died 13 April 1941 aged 47.
E. LEBURN
D/J 112058 Leading Seaman, Ernest Leburn, of the Royal Fleet Reserve, serving on HMS Rawalpundi. Born in Ventnor, IoW, in 1909  Died 23 November 1939 aged 30 when his ship was lost.
G. E. LEVETT
D/JX 157536 Boy 1st Class George Edward Levett of the Royal Navy, HMS Glorious. Son of George and Winifred Levell of Brixham. Born in Brixham in the September Quarter of 1922. Died 8 Jun 1940 aged 17 when his ship was sunk by German battleships Greiseman and Scharnhorst.  
T. LOVELL
Thomas Jewell Lovell of the Naval Auxiliary Personnel (Merchant Navy) HMS Saucy. Husband of Blanche Lovell of Brixham. Born in Brixham in the December Quarter of 1887. Died 4 September 1940 aged 53. 
A. M. LOVIS
Skipper Alfred Manning of the Royal Naval Reserve, serving on HM Drifter Golden Sunbeam. Son of Emma and John Lovis. Born in Brixham in the September Quarter of 1890. Died 19 August 1942 aged 52 when his ship was lost in a collision. 
A. F. C. MADDY

D/JX Acting leading Seaman Arthur F. C Maddy of the Convoy Escort Matabele.  Son of Arthur and Mehala Maddy. Born in Brixham in the March Quarter of 1918. Died 17 January 1942 aged 24. 

A single torpedo from U454 hit her magazine and Matabele went down inside 2 minutes Depth charges killed many survivors as they struggled in the water - others froze to death in the icy seas.

V. MEDWAY
Vincent Medway of the Naval Auxiliary Personnel (Merchant Navy) HMS Saucy:  Son of William and Susan Medway. Born in Brixham in the March Quarter of 1902. Died 4 September 1940 aged 38.
H. J. MEYER
Skipper Lieutenant Herbert James Meyer of the Royal Naval Reserve, MS 243. Son of William and the late Ivy Meyer. Born in Brixham in the September Quarter of 1902. Died of illness 12 March 1944 aged 20.
B. S. MILLER
P/MX 732841 Petty Office Radio Mechanic Brian Stewart Miller, of the Royal Navy, HMS Amethyst. Son of Austin and Florence of Brixham. Born in Brixham in the September Quarter of 1926. Died 9 August 1946 aged 20.
F. W. MILLS
D/JX 251256 Able Seaman Frederick William Mills of Britannia II. Husband of Meta  Mills of Brixham. Born in Brixham in the September Quarter of 1883. Died of natural causes 17 January 1941 aged 58. 
W. H. MILLS
LT/JX 192189 Wilfred Henry Mills of the Royal Naval Patrol Servicew, HMS Burke. Son of Able Seaman Frederick Mills (see above). Born in Brixham in the December Quarter of 1915. Died 31 December 1944 aged 29. 
S. MILTON

D/KX 138602 Stoker 1st Class Stanley Milton of the Royal Navy, HMS Eclipse. Son of Leslie and Gladys Milton. Born in Exeter in the June Quarter of 1925. Died 24 October 1943 aged 18 when his ship was lost.

Sunk by a mine in the Aegean Sea.. Eclipse broke in two and sank in 5 minutes. The ship's Company was 119 and there were 134 troops in transit. -  all were killed.

H. B. MUMMERY
D/J 109425 Acting Petty Officer Henry Bubeer Mummery of the Royal Navy, HMS Gloucester. Son of Elizabeth Bubeer. Born in Brixham in the September 1907. Died 22 May 1941 aged 34 when his ship was lost.
F. G. NIELD
D/M 48794 Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class Frederick George Nield of the Royal Navy, HMS Glorious.  Husband of Muriel Nield of Brixham. Son of George and Elizabeth Nield. Born in Runcorn 25 April 1900. Died 8 June 1940 aged 39 when his ship was lost.
R. N. IRVING

D/JX Acting Able Seaman Richard Nicholas Irving of SS Beaverford (aka HMS Presiden III) Son of Richard and Ann Irving; husband of Susan Irving. Born in 1930. Died 5 November 1940 aged 30.

The Admiral Scheer, a German battleship, sent up a sea plane which spotted six Merchant ships sailing in convoy. All were sunk off Nova Scotia. 

A. KENNAR
Bosun  Alfred Kennar  of the Royal Naval Patrol Service, HM Rescue Service Tug Athlete. Son of Harry and Elizabeth Kennar of Brixham. Born in Brixham in the December Quarter of 1915. Died 17 May 1945 aged 29. Awarded the BEM "For bravery and determination in rescue work 9 February 1943" Buried in Brixham's non conformist cemetery.

END OF COLUMN 2 - THE ROYAL NAVY

 

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