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Downey, William Herbert

Son of John George Downey and Ann Charlotte Downey née Howard of 23 School House Lane, South Teddington

Born 31st July 1901 at Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey

He joined the Royal Navy on 12th August 1918 and served for 12 years.

Re-entered the Royal Navy as Stoker 1st Class on H.M.S. Hebe (Minesweeper) and died 22nd November 1943 when his ship hit a mine off the coast of Italy and sank with the loss of thirty-nine lives.

No known grave but the sea.

Listed on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial (Panel 78, Column 1)

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