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Current record for: William Richard Ayres
Deceased Folder  Deceased Folder
Name William Richard Ayres
Born in Not Known
Resident of Not Known
Died 17/04/1941
Age Unknown

Cause of Death Not Known

Cemetery or memorial Chatham Naval Memorial, United Kingdom
Grave or panel reference 47, 2.

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World War 2
Convoys - Home waters
Collision between HMS Volunteer and HMS Newark

Relative(s)      Relative(s)
  • Ada Ayres, Mother
  • Bessie Maud Ayres, Wife
  • Ricahrd William Ayres, Father
Military Information Military Information

Rank Stoker 1st Class
Service Number C/SS 124189
Unit H.M.S. Volunteer
Regiment Royal Navy
Service Navy
Enlisted in Not Known