Louis Conlen

Rank:Ldg St.AsstNumber:P/MX725846
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:Royal Navy
Name of Rgt or Ship:H.M.S. Holmsound
How Died:Accidental
Country of burial:U.K.Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Sale Cemetery
Town Memorial:Sale
Extra Information:
Attended St. Joseph's School and St. Gregory's Central School.

He had been in the RN for 2 years and was due for demob in 7 weeks.   He
had spent some time in Australia and was there when his father died
suddenly in 1946.

A Leading Supply or Stores Assistant, having been on two weeks leave, he
left home in the morning to return to his ship in the Firth of Forth.    At
7.00 pm that evening his Mother received a telegram to say that he had met
with an accident and was critically ill. At 8.00 pm she received the second
telegram stating that he was dead.   His brother and his brother in law,
travelled up to Scotland the following day (Sunday).

He was boarding his ship by a rope ladder from the leave tender, when he
was dashed against the side of the ship and crushed between the two
vessels.  He was taken to the R.N. Hospital, Port Edgar, Butlaw, West
Lothian, but died shortly afterwards.

Buried 14/02/1947 - Burial No. 25204.

Grave purchased by Mrs. Bertha Conlen.

Memorials found on:
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