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Able Seaman Donald Hemmington

P/JX 340841 H.M.L.C.I. (L) 305 Royal Navy

Son of Mr & Mrs W Hemmington

Aged 22 years

Died 22nd October 1946

Commemorated at Rushden Cemetery
Grave WG.7.
Note: Name inscribed on Rushden War Memorial in 2011

Able Seaman Hemmington
Rushden Echo, 2nd November 1946, transcribed by Kay Collins

In Normandy Landing

After three and a half years’ service in the Navy, Mr D Hemmington, of Rushden, has died.

Ex-R.N. Man Dies at Rushden

Demobilised in March from the Royal Navy with which he had taken part in the landing craft operations at Normandy on D Day, Mr Donald Hemmington died in Rushden House Sanatorium on Tuesday morning, aged 22.

Eldest son of Mr and Mrs W Hemmington, of 1 Boundary-avenue, Rushden, he entered the Sanatorium in June.

He had been with the Navy for 3½years and after Normandy saw service in the Far East, at Singapore.

Previously he was employed by Messrs A Allebone and Son Ltd., boot manufacturers, and had attended the South End School.

The funeral will take place on Friday.

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