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 Reginald Hamilton Earnshaw

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Reginald Hamilton Earnshaw

Birth
Dewsbury, Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England
Death 6 Jul 1941 (aged 14)
At Sea
Burial Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Memorial ID 47974633 View Source
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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.

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  • Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
  • Added: 10 Feb 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 47974633
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/47974633/reginald-hamilton-earnshaw : accessed ), memorial page for Reginald Hamilton Earnshaw (5 Feb 1927–6 Jul 1941), Find a Grave Memorial ID 47974633, citing Comely Bank Cemetery, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland ; Maintained by Find a Grave .