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HMS Laforey

39 Green’s Road

History of 39 Green's Road


John R Tyrrell, b 1888, general motor driver

Ethel M, b 1891



1944 UK Roll of Honour

John Harry Tyrrell: Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 555924, H.M.S. Laforey, Royal Navy, who died on Thursday 30 March 1944 . Age 20. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL Kent, United Kingdom. Son of John Richard and Ethel May Tyrrell, of Cambridge.

HMS Laforey was sunk by U-223 off Palermo after U-223 was chased by a flotilla of destroyers and forced to surface. Three torpedoes struck Laforey and she sunk quickly with the loss of most of her company. U-223 was sunk soon afterwards.


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