Tuesday, May 18/2021@21:52-Still stands thine ancient sacrifice, a humble and a contrite heart; Lord God of Hosts be with us yet, LEST WE FORGET, LEST WE FORGET.
Poem by Rudyard Kipling.
At the going down of the SUN, and in the MORNING; WE WILL REMEMBER THEM, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.
Note: Royal Navy in W.W.II/1939-1945; WITH THEIR OFFICIAL NUMBER BEGINNING WITH THESE LETTERS, CONCERNING THE FOLLOWING ESTABLISHMENTS/STONE FRIGATES…WERE THEY WERE RECRUITED…D-DEVENPORT, C-CHATAM, P-PORTSMOUTH!!!
Blog Credit: DARLASTON REMEMBERS.
Yours Aye: Brian Murza…Killick Vison, W.W.II Naval Researcher-Published Author, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
TOMLINSON, Ernest, D/JX 619209 Able Seaman.
H.M.S. President III, Royal Navy.
Son of Clarence and Hilda Tomlinson of Wednesfield.
HMS. President III was not actually a ship it was the ship-name given to the establishment located at Dedworth Manor and which was administered under strict naval discipline. This establishment was responsible for the pay, accounts and administration of the D.E.M.S. (Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships) personnel, worldwide, and was directly responsible to D.N.A. (The Director of Navy Accounts) at Admiralty.
Although he was in the Royal Navy, and on the complement of HMS President III, he was, along with thousands of other sailors, assigned to a merchant ship, in his case the S.S. Oriskany.
The ship was on a voyage from Newport South Wales to London when she was torpedoed and sunk by U 480 on the 24th February 1945 just 4 miles off Penzance.
When he was killed Ernest was…
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