Biographical Notes Corporal bandmaster and gunner.
Portsmouth News 14 Feb 1942
Â Biographical Notes ClickÂ hereÂ to go to the website of Marine Dyer’s nephew, Ricky Palmer. See also the links below to a four page article, written by Ricky about his uncle, in Family Tree magazine, December 2011 Family Tree article page 1 Family Tree article page 2 Family Tree article page 3 Family Tree article page 4
Biographical Notes 381 Kings Squad Royal Marines: passed out from training on 24th June 1940 see:Â http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/381kingssquad.html
Â Biographical Notes: Member of Lothringen prize crew, June 1941; probably re-joined Dunedin late October 1941.
Â Biographical Notes: Joined Dunedin 1940.
Biographical Notes Sgt. S. W. Allen enlisted in the Royal Marines in Birmingham 17th February 1931. Service number PO/X 922. After training at the RM Depot Deal, he served in Plymouth, Portsmouth, and in a number of ships, including HMS Hood, HMS Nelson and HMS Calcutta. He joined HMS Dunedin as a Corporal on 24th January 1938 and was promoted to Temporary Sergeant on 1st January 1941. He was Captain of the aft High Angle 4in gun and was probably one of the longest serving of the shipâ€™s company. He was a member of the prize crew for one of the Vichy ships captured by Dunedin in 1941. Though he managed to board a raft after the sinking he unfortunately did not survive the days at sea thereafter. Indeed, he…