Memorial: M2717

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

Location

All Saints Church, Milford on Sea, Hampshire, England

Transcript

‘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’

Details

Type: Plaque
Position: Interior
Materials: Brass

Event Category

1939-1945 Second World War

People

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

Extra

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