Chief Petty OfficerELLINGWORTH, REGINALD VINCENT

Service Number P/J 26011

Died 21/09/1940

Aged 42

H.M.S. Vernon.
Royal Navy

G C

Son of Frank and Kate Ellingworth; husband of Jessie Day Ellingworth, of Portsmouth.

Inscription

IN EVERLOVING MEMORY OF OUR BELOVED KILLED BY ENEMY ACTION. DUTY NOBLY DONE

Citation

The following details are given in the London Gazette of 17th December 1940

The King has been graciously pleased to approve the posthumuous award of the George Cross, for great gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty, to Chief Petty Officer R. V. Ellingworth, R.N." C.P.O. Ellingworth, together with Lt. Cdr. Richard Ryan, R.N., went to a warehouse in Dagenham, Essex, where an unexploded bomb was hanging from a parachute. The pair, who had faced many dangers together, were both killed by it's explosion and both were awarded the George Cross posthumously.

Buried at PORTSMOUTH (MILTON) CEMETERY

Location: Hampshire, United Kingdom
Number of casualties: 428

Cemetery/memorial reference: Plot Y. Row 18. Grave 11.


Cemetery details

CWGC Archives

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This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.