Hello all. Is there any photos of the 5 headstones grouped together at the mini roundabout in Peel Green. I was interested in the Royal Navy headstone. The able seaman details are 21st Dec 41. HMS Queen Elizabeth. A quick check on wiki shows HMS Queen Elizabeth was hit will a limpet mine in Alexandria harbour on the 19th. Nine died. Is this sailor one of those KIA? thanks for reading
Ord Seaman Clarence Hadfield, 23rd Dec 1940. Rank: Ordinary Seaman Service No: P/SSX 33186 Date of Death: 23/12/1940 Age: 18 Regiment/Service: Royal Navy H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth Grave Reference Sec. P. Grave 14579. Cemetery PEEL GREEN CEMETERY Additional Information: Son of Walter and Josephine Hadfield, of Dukinfield, Cheshire.
Clarence was visiting his girlfriend, Elizabeth Green, at 86 Monton Rd, Eccles, when a German bomb hit the house.
I can only find two WW2 Navy graves in Peel Green cemetery. These are:
HADFIELD Ordinary Seaman P/SSX 33186 CLARENCE Monday, December 23, 1940 Age 18 PEEL GREEN CEMETERY Sec. P. Grave 14579. VIEW RECORD Royal Navy United Kingdom
KENNEDY Able Seaman D/SSX 22922 DENNIS Wednesday, April 15, 1942 Age 22 PEEL GREEN CEMETERY Sec. C.L. Grave 6008. VIEW RECORD Royal Navy United Kingdom