Notes for Lieutenant Robert Evelyn BODDINGTON RN
HMS Unique; Lt A.F. Collett DSC. 10th Flotilla, Malta. Lt. R.E. Boddington. Sank 1 armed merchant cruiser, 1 transport, 2 supply ships, totalling 20,382 tons. After UK refit, sailed Holy Loch 7-Oct-42 sunk in Atlantic October 1942, carrying out Bay of Biscay patrol while on passage from Britain to Gibraltar. Reported off Lands End on the 9th and not heard from again. Cause of loss unknown, but possibly lost around 13-Oct-42, during a failed attack on the German tanker Spichern in the Bay of Biscay; lost with all hands.
See https://uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/3534.html for information about the ship, HMS Unique.
Cemetery: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL.
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 62, Column 1.
Lt. R.E. Boddington was Mentioned in Despatches.