- Surnames starting with the letter R. 

George William Reynolds

Rank:Stoker 1Number:P/SR222
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:Royal Navy
Name of Rgt or Ship:H.M.S. Barham
How Died:Killed at Sea
Country of burial:Lost at Sea
Cemetery or Memorial:Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
There is only ONE George William Reynolds commemorated by the CWGC.

A 16.25 hrs on the 25th November 1941, while steaming to cover an attack on
Italian convoys in company with the battleships - Queen Elizabeth and
Valiant and an escort of eight destroyers, Barham was hit by three
torpedoes from the German submarine U-331.   The torpedoes were fired from
a range of only 750 yards giving no time for evasive action, and struck so
closely together as to throw up a single massive water column.   As she
rolled over to port, her magazines exploded and the ship quickly sank with
the loss of 841 men out of a crew of approximately 1,184 officers and men. 
 The survivors were rescued by the other British ships that were sailing
with Barham.
Memorials found on:
St. Mary's (Rosthern)
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