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MANTLE, JACK FOREMAN

Rank:
Leading Seaman
Service No:
P/JX 139070
Date of Death:
04/07/1940
Age:
23
Regiment/Service:
Royal Navy
 
H.M.S. Foylebank
Awards:
V C
Grave Reference:
C. of E. Portion. Grave 672.
Cemetery:
PORTLAND ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Lisle John Foreman Mantle and Jeannie May Mantle, of Southampton.

Citation

The following details are given in the London Gazette of 4th September, 1940: Leading Seaman Jack Foreman Mantle was in charge of the starboard pom-pom when H.M.S. Foylebank was attacked by enemy aircraft on 4th July, 1940. Early in the action his left leg was shattered by a bomb, but he went on firing his gun, with hand gear only, for the ship's electric power had failed. He suffered several further wounds but his great courage bore him up until the end of the fight, when he fell by the gun he had so valiantly served.

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PORTLAND ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY

Country:
United Kingdom
Locality:
Dorset

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