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BirthMale; 18 Apr 1916
DeathAbout 13 Oct 1942, age about 26; In action aboard HMS Unique
Death MemoDate is approximate, see notes.
ResidenceUnited Kingdom
Father
Mother
Web Page https://uboat.net/allies/commanders/286.html

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Married, 1939
Name
BirthFemale
ResidenceUnited Kingdom
Marriage 1 Sep 1939, Singapore Cathedral
Children (2):Living child #1
Living child #2

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.



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