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Tewkesbury Cemetery

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Herbert Francis

Eric Gyngell

Lost at sea

17 January 1942

Aged 33

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Tewkesbury Cemetery

Gloucestershire

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Herbert Francis Eric

Gyngell

6th December 1908

Ledbury, Herefordshire

17th January 1942

HMS Matabele was hit by a torpedo from a German U-boat and its magazine exploded, of those who entered the water, most died from hyperthermia as it was off Murmansk in the Barents Sea, North West Russia - 2 survived

33

Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon

Second World War

Petty Officer

HMS Matabele Royal Navy

Joined the Royal Navy from youth and was promoted up to Petty Officer when the Second World War broke out. Herbert was on board HMS Curlew when it was sunk in 1940 near Narvik, Norway but survived. The Artic Convoys were dangerous and risky in their own right.

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