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20 Greville Road

History of 20 Greville Road


Frederick G Capon, b 1911, butcher

Elsie M, b 1908


Philip Skinner, b 1930, at school evacuee

Frederick Capon: Able Seaman, Royal Navy. Lost at sea 12/01/1942. Age 30. His parents lived at 35 Bermuda Terrace.

Frederick served on the Maro MV, a greek cargo ship. It was en route from Garston to Halifax carrying a cargo of soda ash in January 1942. On 12th January the convoy was hit by a severe storm and it is presumed that Frederick, manning a small gun, was lost overboard. The ship was later attacked by gunfire from U-552 on 20th January  and sunk in the North Atlantic.


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