Memorial: M2717

Plaque at All Saints Church, Milford on Sea, Hampshire commemorating Commander John Ouvry RN d. 1993


All Saints Church, Milford on Sea, Hampshire, England


‘Commander John Ouvry DSO RN / 1896-1993 / In commemoration of a brave and / gallant naval officer who / left behind a lasting legacy / in rendering safe mines and / explosive devices. / He and his wife Lorna / were much / beloved members of this / church community’


Type: Plaque
Position: Interior
Materials: Brass

Event Category

1939-1945 Second World War


Ouvry, John Garnault Delahaize
Age: 96
Date of Death: 19/2/1993
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Commander
Organisation: Royal Navy


Notes: In 1939, Ouvry led a small team which successfully dismantled a completely new type of German mine in order to find out how it worked. For this action he was awarded the DSO.
Recorder: Patricia Barber 2019
Photographer: Patricia Barber