John Byron DSC, RNR

Birth details unknown
Died  7 May 1944HMCS Valleyfield

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7 Nov 1917 Lt.
7 Nov 1925 Lt.Cdr. (retired)


7 Apr 1942 DSC
6 Apr 1943 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
22 Feb 1944 Bar to DSC

Warship Commands listed for John Byron, RNR

HMS Pentstemon (K 61)Lt.Cdr. (retired)Corvette21 Apr 1941Early 1943
HMS Towy (K 294)Lt.Cdr. (retired)Frigate26 Apr 194324 Jul 1943
HMS Keppel (D 84 / I 84)Lt.Cdr. (retired)Destroyer24 Jul 19432 Dec 1943

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Corvette HMS Pentstemon (K 61)

18 Aug 1942
The British merchant ship Hatarana, that was torpedoed and damaged north-east of the Azores in position 41°07'N, 20°32'W by German U-boat U-214 was scuttled by gunfire from the British corvette HMS Pentstemon (Lt.Cdr. J. Byron, DSC, RNR (retired)), which also picked up 20 survivors and landed them at Londonderry.

Destroyer HMS Keppel (D 84 / I 84)

22 Sep 1943 (position 54.36, -36.25)
German U-boat U-229 was sunk in the North Atlantic south-east of Cape Farewell, Greenland, in position 54°36'N, 36°25'W, by depth charges, gunfire and ramming from the British destroyer HMS Keppel (Lt.Cdr. J. Byron, DSC, RNR). HMS Keppel then struggled to Newfoundland for repairs to her bows.

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