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Re: HMS Dragonfly and the 1st Manchesters
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2018, 12:27:12 PM »
The Crew. I have posted this as there are a couple of names identified as being from Manchester also one from Oldham.

https://wrecksite.eu/peopleView.aspx?3SaT/jC76Xf8SDsSsunfHQ==

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Cliff P Son of 3525679 Sgt Arthur Phillips 1st Bn Manchester Regiment and RAPC

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« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2018, 07:30:43 AM »
Cliff,

Thank you. I have also found a photograph of the Giang Bee.  PhilipG.

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« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2018, 07:43:38 PM »
                          Sergeant James William Dooley

The CWGC record his age at the date of his death as being 24 years.   Would that age qualify him for Married Quarters?   PhilipG.

           
hiya Philip.
sgt Dooley didn't have time to apply for married quarters,he had only been married a few days

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Re: HMS Dragonfly and the 1st Manchesters
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2018, 09:56:48 AM »
Mack,

Re Sergeant Dooley.   Thank you.   The inference must be that upon learning of his urgent posting, he made immediate arrangements to get married, both of them shortly to die in different ships at the hands of the Japanese.  Very sad. PhilipG.

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Re: HMS Dragonfly and the 1st Manchesters
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2018, 10:56:52 AM »
During research I came across reference to D/141625 Able Seaman Clarence John Bourne RN who was killed in the Japanese attack on HMS Giang Bee on the 13th February 1942.    He was one of the survivors of the sinking of the Battlecruiser HMS Repulse in December 1941, later being drafted to Giang Bee.

His Service Number indicates that he was "a Devenport rating" which would lead to his name being engraved on the Plymouth Naval Memorial located on Plymouth Hoe.  PhilipG.

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« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2018, 08:43:01 PM »
This from the War Office File at the NA Kew on the lost of HMS Dragonfly

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