It is with much regret that the Dunedin Society announces the death of one of the few survivors of the sinking of HMS Dunedin, Clarence Arthur Montague Victor Binley, who died at 02.55 on 28th February. He was 95.
Thanks go to Tommy Handley and Anne Randall (Lt-Cmndr Sowdon’s daughter) for these photographs.
Mentioned in newspaper report. Previously survived sinking of Royal Oak. One of five survivors from original 22 on Dunedin raft. Reportedly dived into sea five times to rescue companions.
Mentioned in Watson Report:
“On board S. S. NISHMAHA as was recorded by the Master in his letter dated 16th December, 1941, C. Yeo. Sigs. Lavington, E. R. A. Hicks and P. O. Butler were of great assistance in tending the sick and injured. Yeo. Woods deserves to be added to this list.”