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CWGC Shotley (St. Mary) Churchyard - Shotley Gate, Wednesday 1st August 2018 | by ChrisPDay
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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

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Taken on August 1, 2018