Henry GUMBLETON


Name: Henry GUMBLETON  R0116 
Born: 1918  Clutton RD, Dorset, England
Parents: Edward GUMBLETON Elsie NEWMAN
Died:1941 Clutton RD, Dorset, England
Buried: 29 May 1941   
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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. 

DateEventPlaceReference
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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