Fincham, J F

  • Name on memorial: Fincham, J F
  • Memorial panel: Centre
  • Full name: John Frederick Fincham
  • Rank: Able Seaman
  • Service details: P/JX 295919, H.M.S. Janus, Royal Navy
  • Age at death: 20
  • Date of death: 23/01/1944
  • Birth place: Colchester
  • Parents: Frederick Edward and Ruth Kathleen Fincham, of Banbury
  • Mother's maiden name: Crisell
  • Parents' marriage details: Colchester Sep-21
  • Wife: unknown
  • Wife's maiden name: unknown
  • Marriage details: unknown
  • Additional information:
    J F Fincham was killed during the sinking of HMS Janus during Operation Shingle at Anzio.
    HMS JANUS was one of several destroyers in the Flotilla. There were also 2 US signal jamming ships. The Janus and the Jervis had been giving fire support for two days. On 23rd January a beachhead was established for the British Forces landing on Peter Beach. HMS Janus was hit during an air attack by the German Luftwaffe and quickly sank. Around 90 men were rescued by nearby vessels but over 160 men were lost.

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