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D/JX 158782   Telegraphist Edward Henry Sidney Carson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 27/12/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: HM Submarine Usurper, Royal Navy (British Navy)
Died: 12/10/1943 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
Edward Henry Sidney Carson was the son of William J and Olive V M Carson. He was born about 1923. Edward Carson served with the Royal Navy in WW2 on H.M. Submarine Usurper as a Telegraphist. On 3rd October 1943 HMS Usurper, a U class submarine, was in the gulf of Genoa off the coast of Algeria when all contact with it was lost. HMS Usurper was sunk by a mine. Telegraphist Edward H S Carson was 20 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Plymouth Naval Memorial
  Plymouth, Devon, 
Grave Ref: Panel 81 Col 1
CWGC Casualty 2476706
The Memorial is situated centrally on The Hoe which looks directly towards Plymouth Sound. It is accessible at all times. Copies of the Memorial Register are kept at the Tourist Information Office at Island House.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW2 351
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1 Daily Express Diver uncovers six submarines including Usurper
2 National Archives UK (1) Presumption of death - HM Submarine Usurper
3 National Archives UK (2) HMS Usurper: 12 October 1943; submarine overdue
4 Plymouth War Memorial Edward Carson is commemorated on Panel 81
5 - HMS Usurper HMS Usurper sunk by mine
6 Wikipedia HMS Usurper
7 Brief details of Edward Carson
8 Youtube - WW2 Wrecks off Tunisia Presentation on the submarines sunk off Tabarka, Tunisia
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