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Henry Victor 'Jim' Hember

Stoker Petty Officer
Service No: D/KX 117332 

HMS Prince of Wales

 


I don't have anything formal but this is what I have found out from newspaper cuttings I have copies of.

My great-uncle's name was Henry Victor Hember and he was a Stoker Petty Officer. He joined the Navy at the age of 21 and served on the Prince of Wales from when it was commissioned. He was severely scalded when the ship was sunk and was in hospitals in Malaya, Ceylon and South Africa before returning home.

When he had recovered he was sent on a course in Philadelphia from March to December 1943. From February to October 1945 he served aboard the aircraft carrier HMS Glory. He died in November 1946 from Hodgkin's Lymphoma, a form of cancer, which my mother's family always put down to the burns he had received (rightly or not).

Susan Hughes

 

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HEMBER, HENRY VICTOR 
Initials: H V 
Nationality: United Kingdom 
Rank: Petty Officer Stoker 
Regiment: Royal Navy 
Unit Text: H.M.S. Drake 
Age: 28 
Date of Death: 24/11/1946 
Service No: D/KX 117332 
Additional information: Son of Samuel Henry and Clara Amelia Hember, of Queen Charlton. 
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead 
Grave/Memorial Reference: North of tower. 
Cemetery: QUEEN CHARLTON (ST. MARGARET) CHURCHYARD, Somerset.