Stanley, Jack Victor


War Service:
Able Seaman C/LD/X 4569 JACK VICTOR STANLEY RNVR of HMS Calcutta died on 1 June 1941. The cruiser Calcutta was on passage with HMS Coventry from Alexandria to provide additional AA protection for HMS Phoebe and other ships evacuating troops from Sphakia in Crete when it came under air attack by two Ju88s. It was hit by two bombs and sank in a few minutes. 255 of ship's company were rescued by HMS Coventry but 109 were lost including Jack Stanley.

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

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered in the Brockley County School Book of Remembrance.

He was the son of Henry Victor and Grace Beatrice Stanley, of Catford.


Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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