Back to the HMS Repulse crew list

Albert Harland
Royal Marine 

Albert on his wedding day in 1940

Etta Harland on her wedding day in 1940

Albert was born on the 11th July 1915 at Chappel Chare, in Wingate Co. Durham

He was married to Henrietta Donbavand on 5th October 1940.

Albert was killed when HMS Repulse was sunk, on the 10th December 1941. He was 26 years old.


Henrietta (known as Etta) is still alive and living in Garstang. She never remarried. She was born on 28th August 1918 also in Wingate Co Durham. She is lovely.

Sadly we have to announce that Etta died early in 2007.

Albert and Etta on their wedding day in 1940

Contact myself or Andy (webmaster) with any information.

Barry Donbavand

Andy Wade (Webmaster)

Information provided by
Barry Donbavand

Commonwealth War Graves Commission record:

Albert Harland
PLY/X 1944, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Age 26. Husband of Henrietta Harland, of Blackpool, Lancashire. Son of Albert and Anne Harland.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 59, Column 3.