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Bone, Alexander Drummond

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Surname(s)Bone
First name(s)Alexander Drummond
Date of birth1915
Place of birthWandsworth Registration District
Family detailsSon of Drummond and Jean Johnstone Bone, of Croydon, Surrey.
CollegeSt Thomas' Hospital
Dates at college1933-1939
Dept / courseLondon M.B.
QualificationsM.D. (Lond.), F.R.C.P.; M.R.C.S. Eng., L.R.C.P. Lond. 1939; M.B., B.S. Lond, 1939
Military unitRoyal Naval Volunteer Reserve, H.M.S. Dulverton
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Decorations / medalsD.S.C.
Citation(s)Surgeon Lieutenant A. D. Bone, R.N.V.R. has been awarded the D.S.C. for devotion to duty and bravery. Hospital Gazette Feb. 1943
Date of death13-Nov-43
Age at death28
Rank at deathSurgeon Lieutenant
Cause of deathMissing presumed killed
Commemoration(s)St. Thomas’ s Roll of Honour in the chapel; Plymouth Naval Memorial
NotesHMS Dulverton was a Hunt class destroyer of the Royal Navy. Launched in 1941, she was damaged by German aircraft in 1943 and was scuttled.
Dulverton participated in many operations, including escorting troop convoys bound for Suez Canal and the convoys to Malta including the first one to lift the siege there, supporting the British Eighth Army in North Africa, the Tobruk Raid, and the destruction of U-559 with other destroyers and the Royal Air Force.
In October 1943 was part of a force that was trying to capture the Greek islands of Kos and Leros. 20 October and the 4 November. On 12 November, Dulverton returned to support the garrison on Leros which had just been invaded by the Germans. Whilst five miles off the coast of Kos she was attacked by German Do 217 E-5 aircraft using Hs 293 glider bombs, one of which struck Dulverton abreast of the bridge. Six officers and 114 ratings were evacuated from the ship before she was scuttled by HMS Belvoir, but three officers and 114 ratings were lost.
SourcesSt Thomas’ s Hospital Medical School Records, King’ s College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; British Medical Journal; wikipedia

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