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Henry Frederick Whitfield Kaye

Merchant Navy (R135678). British

Born  9 Nov 1916Monkseaton, Northumberland
Died  26 Sep 1942(25)


11 May 1943King's Commendation (C) (posthumous)

Roster information listed for Henry Frederick Whitfield Kaye

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
HMS Veteran (D 72)DestroyerShipwrecked26 Sep 1942 (+)U-404 (1)

Personal information

Son of Henry Whitfield and Esther Thoburn Kaye, of Monkseaton, Northumberland. Henry Frederick Whitfield Kaye was the chief officer aboard the British steam passenger ship New Beford in convoy RB-1 and fell overboard when one of her lifeboats capsized during a rescue attempt of survivors from Boston on 25 Sep, 1942. He was picked up along with the survivors of the torpedoed ship by HMS Veteran, which was subsequently herself torpedoed and sunk with all hands on 26 September.

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