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NAAFI Casualties

Traviss, Albert Edward

By April 6, 2014March 28th, 2016No Comments

Biographical Notes

Could not join the Navy (probably because of bad eyesight); insisted on joining the NAAFI instead. Only 17 years old.

Albert’s niece, Karen, is a published author and in 2006 included the following touching dedication in her book “Star Wars Republic Commando: Triple Zero”

“For the ship’s company of HMS Dunedin, including my uncle Albert Edward Traviss, who died in the sinking of the cruiser on November 24, 1941 – a seventeen-year-old boy unable to join the Royal Navy because of poor eyeseight, but who insisted on serving as a warship’s NAAFI assistant instead, and so gave his life for his country before it had hardly begun.”