Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

Francis James Dawson

RN. British

Roster information listed for Francis James Dawson

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
HMS Edinburgh (16)Light cruiserSignalman30 Apr 1942U-456 (1)

Personal information

Francis James Dawson of Newcastle-upon-Tyne had already served in the RN during the First World War. He survived the sinking of HMS Edinburgh and later donated a White Ensign he had "borrowed" from the ship to the Admiralty which was apparently on display on present destroyer HMS Edinburgh. He also served on HMS Inglefield during the Second World War.


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