CWGC Shotley (St. Mary) Churchyard - Shotley Gate, Wednesday 1st August 2018
HMS Hussar was attacked by aircraft while sweeping off the Dutch coast and was damaged by a bomb which hit the starboard edge of the quarterdeck. Using manual steerage she managed to reach safety at Harwich where it was found that she had also suffered mine damage.
3 crew members were killed and 10 wounded as a result of bombing attack
Crew killed during the bombing attack:
Petty Officer Wilfred J Matthews D/J39143 Age 41
Leading Stoker David McDonald D/K66470
Lieutenant Francis Ferdinand Wheeler Age 35