Upton Cross, Linkinhorne – St. Paul’s Churchyard

PETTY OFFICER J. HEANEYROYAL NAVY H.M.M.T.B. 6672205/03/1943

PETTY OFFICER R. E. W. BLEAKMANROYAL NAVY "H.M.S. TARTAR"2909/06/1944

LANCE CORPORAL J. H. BROWN MMROYAL ENGINEERS05/11/194044

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2 Responses to Upton Cross, Linkinhorne – St. Paul’s Churchyard

  1. Kevin McCANN says:

    Recently moved to Upton Cross I was interested with the war grave of James HEANEY I made enquiries of RN and in particular MTB 667. I was a craft stationed at Brightlingsea Essex. On 05/03/1943 The boat was moored as new with a skeleton crew staying overnight prior to stores being loaded the following day. During the night fumes from the fire extinguisher overwhelmed the three crew who all died.
    Two of the crew are burried in Essex and thier death is commorated each year with honours. I contacted the RNA Brightinlingsea who were unaware of the location of the third mamber James HEANEY. I completed the story for them and sent them photos I had taken not only of the grave but the war memorial Upton Cross.
    They published the information on their website. I will commorate the anniversary on 5th March 2023 at the graveside with a white ensign. I will also clean the headstone.

    I would be interested if there are any relatives.

    • Magicfingers says:

      I used to know Brightlingsea very well as a kid. Thanks ever so for taking the time to comment, Kevin. I hope a relative may see it at some point. You never know – it has happened on this site before.

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