Johnstone, C F

  • Name on memorial: Johnstone, C F
  • Memorial panel: Left
  • Full name: Cecil Frederick Johnstone
  • Rank: Ordinary Seaman
  • Service details: C/JX 269805, H.M.S. Nigeria, Royal Navy
  • Age at death: 32
  • Date of death: 12/08/1942
  • Birth place: unknown
  • Parents: Robert Horne Johnstone and Rose Ella Johnstone, of Banbury
  • Mother's maiden name: unknown
  • Parents' marriage details: unknown
  • Wife: Nellie F Whale
  • Wife's maiden name: Whale
  • Marriage details: 1937 Banbury
  • Additional information: On 12/08/1942 the HMS Nigeria was torpedoed in the Mediterranean during Operation Pedestal. Around 50 of the crew, including Cecil Johnstone, were killed. Operation Pedestal was an operation to get desperately needed supplies to the island of Malta, which was blockaded at that time by Axis forces.

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