Frederick Richard Milton

P/JX135312, Petty Officer, Royal Navy, HMS Fleur De Lys.

Died At Sea on the 14th October 1941 aged 26.

Frederick was born in Hertford on the 10th January 1915 the son of Ernest & Rachael Milton. After marrying his wife, Rhoda, the couple lived in Widley, Hampshire.

On the 14th October 1941 HMS Fleur De Lys was torpedoed by the German submarine, U-208, whilst in the Western approaches to the Straits of Gibraltar. The ship broke in half and quickly sank with only 3 of her 90 man crew surviving.

Frederick has no known grave and his name is recorded on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. (Panel 46. Column 2.)

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