Service Details
Name:
CLAYTON
Given Name:
FREDERICK HOWARD
Initials:
F H
Service No:
68102
Rank:
Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
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Regiment:
South African Naval Forces
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Unit:
H.M.S. Hermes
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Date of Death:
1942-04-09
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Age:
29
Cause of Death:
Attacked by carrier-borne aircraft from a Japanese force of three battleships and five carriers which had entered the Bay of Bengal a week before. Around seventy bombers were sent to dispatch the Hermes which sank within ten minutes.
Additional
Information:
Son of Alfred Howard and Jessie Clayton, of Durban, Natal, South Africa; husband of Beryl Wilfred Freda Clayton, of Durban.
Commemoration
Country:
United Kingdom
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Locality:
Devon
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Cemetery:
PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
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Grave Reference:
Panel 74, Column 2.

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