Sale WW2 

Eric Wilson Dore Kirkby

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:Royal Navy
Name of Rgt or Ship:H.M.S. Barham
Country of burial:Lost at Sea
Cemetery or Memorial:Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Town Memorial:Sale
Extra Information:
Born during the June quarter 1915 in the Prestwich R.D. - ref: 8d/552, the
son of Alfred & Mary Elizabeth Kirkby (nee Holt).

H.M.S. Barham was torpedoed at 16.30hrs on 25/11/41, off the Libyan Coast
in position 32.34N 26.24E by 'U.331".  It capsized and blew up within five
minutes 862 men lost - 450 rescued.   It was a 'Queen Elizabeth' Class
Battleship of which 5 were built between 1913 & 1915.  They had a
displacement of 31,000 tons and a complement of 1,200 personnel.

A.R.I.P.H.H. = Associate of the Royal Institute of Public Health and
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