Urmston WW2 

Ernest Robert Neill

Rank:A.SeamanNumber:D/SSX 14813
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:Royal Navy
Name of Rgt or Ship:H.M.S. Cicala
Country of burial:Japan
Cemetery or Memorial:Yokohama Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
H.M.S. Cicala was dive-bombed off the coast of Hong Kong by the Japanese
Army Air Force on the 21/12/41.   It was one of the early 'Insect' class
river gun-boats, built between 1915 & 1916, of which 10 were still in
service during W.W.2. (there were 4 later ones built 1938/40).   They had a
displacement of 625 tons and a complement of 55 personnel.

Mentioned in Despatches.  Died as a PoW in Japan.

Commemorated on the private family gravestone in Urmston Cem.

His father, Ernest died 29/05/1953 aged 66 years and his mother, Felicia
died 10/10/1962 aged 73 years.

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