SO7919 : Leonard Patience & HMS Jaguar memorial

taken 7 years ago, near to Highnam, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Leonard Patience & HMS Jaguar memorial
Leonard Patience & HMS Jaguar memorial
This dedication is to be found on the outside south wall of the parish church of the Holy Innocents at Highnam, Gloucestershire. HMS Jaguar was a J (or Javelin) class destroyer with pennant number F-34. It entered service in September 1939 and was badly damaged during the Dunkirk evacuation. On 26th March 1942 HMS Jaguar was sunk by torpedoes fired by U-652 off Tobruk.Leonard Patience was a 19 year old stoker 2nd class. He and 192 crewmates perished. Leonard's name also appears on the Plymouth Naval memorial (panel 71 column 1) along with other RN sailors who have no known grave. His parents Reginald and Annie Patience lived in Linton part of the Highnam parish.
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Wednesday, 3 August, 2011   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 9 August, 2011
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 7963 1955 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:52.4486N 2:17.8373W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 7963 1954
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