Kipps, Harold Edgar

Dates:

War Service:
Telegraphist HAROLD EDGAR KIPPS, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, died on 25 March 1917 when the mine-sweeping trawler ‘Evangel’ sank after hitting a mine off St Ann’s Head, Pembrokeshire. He joined the RNVR on 22 December 1915 and served for a time on the Dover Patrol.

He was lost at sea and is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial.

Location of Memorial:
The memorial in the Deptford Constitutional Club was unveiled in his memory by his uncle in November 1919.

Details:
He was 25, the elder son of Arthur and Ada Kipps of 3 Albert Rd., Brockley. His father was a piano dealer and importer. He was educated at the Strand School (part of King’s College) and at London University. He was employed by the External Engineers Department of the Post Office.

Source:
CWGC
De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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