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Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 443

(x) Four: Able Seaman W. Roy, Royal Fleet Reserve, late Royal Navy

1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; War Medal 1939-45, M.I.D. oak leaf; Royal Fleet Reserve, G.VI.R., 1st issue (J. 103507 (CH. B. 23295) W. Roy, A.B., R.F.R.), good very fine or better (4)

William Roy was mentioned in despatches (London Gazette 6 January 1942, refers) for his services in the destroyer H.M.S. Hurricane. In the previous year, Hurricane had served as a convoy escort and on anti-submarine patrols, but she was severely damaged during an air raid on Liverpool docks on the night of 7-8 May 1941 – one bomb passed through her hull and detonated underneath her. She underwent major repairs and returned to duty as a flotilla leader in Escort Group B1 in January 1942. It was during just such duties that she was sunk by an acoustic torpedo delivered by the U-415 on the evening of 24 December 1943; sold with copied research.

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