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HMS Wakeful

49 Bateson Road

History of 49 Bateson Road

1939 Electoral Roll

Richard Frank Stearn

Matlda Ann Stearn

Alfred Frank Stearn

1940 Uk Roll of Honour

Victor George Stearn: Ordinary Seaman, C/SSX 29761, H.M.S. Wakeful, Royal Navy, who died on Wednesday 29 May 1940. Age 18. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL Kent, United Kingdom. Son of Richard Frank and Matilda Ann Stearn, of Cambridge.

HMS Wakeful was a W-class destroyer of the Royal Navy. She was built under the 1916–17 Programme in the 10th Destroyer order. Wakeful was assigned to the Grand Fleet after completion, and served into the early years of the Second World War. Wakeful was torpedoed and sunk during Operation Dynamo (Evacuation of Dunkirk) by a German E-Boat on 29 May 1940.


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