Caryl Lavers was tragically killed in an accident on Friday 11th July 1941 He was 22.
His niece Sandra Ryan (nee Lavers) writes:
We have never had much
information about my Uncle Caryl. My Grandmother was very closed about the whole thing, if we ever asked she never wanted to talk about it.
I can't imagine what it was like for her, my dad said she was never quite the same after.
Lavers was tragically killed in an accident with 'B' Gun turret which
was manned by Marines. He was apparently leaning into a gun breech inspecting an
obdurating pad on one of the 15inch guns, when he was head and shoulders
in and the breech was closed on him.
My father (Ted Matthews) informs me that his death resulted in quite a bit of ill-feeling between matelots and bootnecks for several weeks afterwards.
We now have a page dedicated to the Royal Naval Cemetery at Lyness, there are more pictures on that page.
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Information provided by
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Commonwealth War Graves Commission record:
In Memory of
H.M.S. Repulse, Royal Navy
who died on
Friday 11 July 1941 . Age 22 .
Additional Information: Son of Ida Mary Gertrude Lavers, of Peverell, Plymouth.
Cemetery: LYNESS ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY Orkney, United Kingdom
Grave or Reference Panel Number: Plot P. Row 4. Grave 2.
Location: Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery, Hoy and Graemsay, is on Hoy, between Mill Bay and Ore Bay.