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Leonard Arthur Chinnery

RN (JX 227233). British

Born  16 Dec 1916Woodford, Essex
Died  Jun 1966(49)

Roster information listed for Leonard Arthur Chinnery

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
HMS Salopian (F 94)Armed Merchant CruiserAble Seaman13 May 1941U-98 (1)

Personal information

Leonard Arthur Chinnery served on HMS Salopian from 16 February 1941 until she was sunk on 13 May 1941. He sent his fiancée a message written on the back of a Senior Service cigarette pack that read: Torpedoed 13th May 1941 at 3.25am and sighted Impulsive at 6.45am on 15th May and were picked up by her at 10.30am. 55 hours in open boat. They married a month later on 9 June 1941.


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