Donald Francis

Canteen Assistant for the Royal Navy in World War 1

Died:  
15th December, 1941
Buried at:  
St Day Road cemetery, Redruth
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Donald, the brother of Verona Francis, was serving on the HMS Galatea with the Royal Navy when he was killed in action in December 1941, less than 6 months after his sister had died.

Donald was working as a Canteen Assistant onboard the ship when it was hit by a missile shot from a German submarine near to Alexandria, Egypt. Over 450 people perished; around 100 were picked up by allied destroyers in the area. Prior to the war, he was working as a Farm Hand. His mother, Annie, was living at 5 Middle Row, Redruth Highway at the time.

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