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Blore, John Henry Haughton


First name(s)John Henry Haughton
Date of birth05 May 1920
Family detailsSon of Robert P.H. and Edith Blore, of Abbots Langley, Herts.
Previous educationParmiter's Foundation School
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1938-1941
Dept / courseArts
Military unitRoyal Navy, H.M.S. Hermione
Service numberC/JX 259408
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Date of death16/06/1942
Age at death22
Rank at deathAble Seaman
Cause of deathMissing believed killed, convoy action (Mediterranean)
Commemoration(s)King’ s College Chapel; Chatham Naval Memorial; Abbots Langley, Herts., War Memorial

King’s Scholar.
On 16th June 1942 HMS Hermione was covering a convoy bound for Malta when she was torpedoed by a German Submarine (U-205) and sank – 87 crew members went down with the ship.


Letter from his father to King’s College:

My son John H H Blore was killed in action on June 16th 1942 on board H.M.S. Hermione which was sunk by enemy action on that date. He was acting as Able Seaman at that time. As you are perhaps aware he was a student in the Faculty of Arts, and was in his final year at Bristol when he was called up for the Navy.

SourcesKing’ s College London Archives, Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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