Urmston WW2 

Harold Arthur Renshaw

Rank:O.SeamanNumber:D/JX 162848
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:Royal Navy
Name of Rgt or Ship:H.M.S. Niger
Country of burial:Lost at Sea
Cemetery or Memorial:Plymouth Naval Memorial
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the March quarter 1924 in the Chorlton R.D. - ref: 8c/1344, the
son of Harold Campbell & Marjorie Renshaw (nee Broom).

H.M.S. Niger was mined at 21.05hrs on the 05/07/42 off the coast of
Iceland, in position 66.35N 23.14W.   Four allied merchant vessels were
also lost in this incident.   It was a 'Halcyon' class minesweeper, of
which 21 were built between 1933 & 1939, they had a displacement of 835
tons and a complement of 80 personnel.
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