Memorial: M2302

Plaque in St Mary’s Church, Gosforth, Cumbria commemorating Lieutenant-Commander Austin Noel Rees Keene d. 1940 in the loss of HMS ‘Glorious’

Location

St Mary's Church, Gosforth, Cumbria, England

Transcript

'TO THE DEAR MEMORY OF / LT-COMMANDER AUSTIN NOEL REES KEENE / ROYAL NAVY / WHO GAVE HIS LIFE FOR KING AND COUNTRY / H.M.S. GLORIOUS JUNE 1940'

Details

Description: With naval crown above the inscription, roses at the corners.
Type: Plaque
Position: Interior
Materials: Wood
Vessel: HMS Glorious

Event Category

1939-1945 Second World War

People

Keene, Austin Noel Rees
Age: 17
Date of Death: 8/6/1940
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant Commander RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: HMS 'Glorious' sunk by 'Scharnhorst' and 'Gneisenau'.
Bibliography: David Saunders 'Maritime Memorials & Mementoes' (Yeovil, 1996), p. 51.