Youngest British service death in World War II. At 14, he lied about his age to join Britain's Merchant Navy during the war. He served as a cabin boy aboard the SS North Devon for a few months until it was attacked by German airplanes on July 6, 1941. He died in service at the age of 14 years and 152 days. He was officially declared the youngest known British service casualty of WWII by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission on February 5, 2010, which would have been his 83rd birthday.
Bio by: Dustin Oliver