|Born:||1918||Clutton RD, Dorset, England|
|Parents:||Edward GUMBLETON||Elsie NEWMAN|
|Died:||1941||Clutton RD, Dorset, England|
|Buried:||29 May 1941|
|Note: Information about later generations may be excluded for reasons of privacy|
|Henry Gumbleton was a son of Edward Gumbleton and his wife Elsie, nee Newman.
He was born in 1918, in the Clutton registration district, in Dorset.
In World War II, he joined the Royal Navy (service number P/JX 178985) and served as an Ordinary Seaman on HMS Hereward. It not certain when he joined the ship but was almost certainly serving when Hereward participated in the Battle of Cape Matapan in March 1941 and helped to evacuate Allied troops from Greece in April. In May 1941, the ship sank several small ships of a German convoy attempting to land troops on Crete.
On 29 May 1941, Hereward was bombed and sunk by German dive bombers as she was evacuating Allied troops from Crete. Henry Gumbleton was amongst those who died and is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
|1918 Jun Qr||Birth registration of Henry GUMBLETON||Clutton RD, Dorset, England||Civil registration birth registers|
|29 May 1941||Burial of Henry GUMBLETON||None||Burials index|
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