Sole, T A

  • Name on memorial: Sole, T A
  • Memorial panel: Right
  • Full name: Thomas Alban Sole
  • Rank: Able Seaman
  • Service details: P/JX 252579, H.M.S. Egret, Royal Navy
  • Age at death: 32
  • Date of death: 27/08/1943
  • Birth place: Banbury
  • Parents: Charles James and Eliza Sole
  • Mother's maiden name: Boss
  • Parents' marriage details: Banbury Sep-05
  • Wife: Dorothy Emily Sole, of Banbury
  • Wife's maiden name: Cooper
  • Marriage details: 1939 Banbury
  • Additional information: HMS Egret was the first ship to be sunk by a guided missile (the Henschel Hs 293 glider bomb). The 40th Support Group, including Egret, was attacked in the Bay of Biscay by a squadron of 18 Dornier Do 217 carrying Henschel glider bombs. Egret was sunk with the loss of 194 of her crew. Additionally, there were four RAF Y-Service electronics specialists on board, all of whom also died.

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