1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star; War Medal. All unnamed. John Thubron was killed in action on 16/3/40 whilst serving on H.M. Drifter 'Maida' and is commemorated on the Chatham Memorial. A death notice appeared in the local press in Dover, placed there by his daughter Lillie. With the original Buckingham Palace condolence letter; the original Admiralty condolence slip confirming the three awards to John Thubron; and his original parchment Certificate of Service. He was born in Manchester on 12/10/94 and was a labourer. He served in the Royal Naval Reserve from 12/1/15 to 14/2/19 and then joined the Royal Navy on 19/3/36 at the advanced age of 42. He originally signed on for three years but re-engaged for the duration of hostilities on 10/9/39. He served ashore at H.M.S. 'Pembroke' (Chatham base); and at sea on the battleship 'Ramillies', the cruiser 'Emerald' and the submarine depot ship 'Titania'. On 6/11/39 he was posted to 'Europa' (Lowestoft base) and on 5/1/40 to 'Badger' (Harwich base). Whilst there he was employed on the minesweeping drifter 'Maida' (107 tons); she was built in 1914 and was lost when she struck a mine off the east coast of England.
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Condition Good VF Item Code 2179