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D/JX 155925   Able Seaman John (Jack) Hartley
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 21/09/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: HMS Stanley, Royal Navy (British Navy)
Died: 19/12/1941 (Died at Sea)
Age: 20
John R Hartley was the son of Samuel and Sarah Hartley. He was born about 1921. ‘Jack’ joined the Royal Navy prior to World War 2 as a cadet seaman and served with a number of Royal Navy ships prior to his final posting on the destroyer HMS Stanley. On the 14th of December 1941, HMS Stanley was deployed on convoy escort duty. At approximately 04:15 hours on the 19th of December, HMS Stanley (I73) was hit by two of three torpedoes, exploded and immediately sank about 330 miles west of Portugal. HMS Stanley sank with the loss of all but 25 of her crew
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Plymouth Naval Memorial
  Plymouth, Devon, 
Grave Ref: Panel 47 Col 2
CWGC Casualty 2480646
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.
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References and Links
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1 Google Maps Location where HMS Stanley sunk
2 HMS Stanley (I73) Information and photos of HMS Stanley
3 Plymouth War Memorial John Hartley is commemorated on Panel 47
4 Uboat.Net - HMS Stanley Information and photos of HMS Stanley
5 War Graves Photographic Project Gravestone photo of John Hartley can be purchased here.
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