Thursday, October 11, 2012

Crewmates of H.M.S. Honjo

Seaman William Leonard Perrin, R.N.P.S
 Leading Seaman Alexander McDonald, R.N.R
Memorials for two crewmates of H.M.S. Honjo
[Gibraltar North Front Cemetery]
For additional information click on 'Comments' below. 

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Additional information

HMS Honjo (FY 661)

H.M.S. Honjo (FY 661) was a trawler that had been launched in 1928. It was taken over by the Admiralty in October 1939. She was armed with 1 x 12-pounder Anti-Aircraft gun.

On 18 January 1942, while in Gibraltar Harbour she was sunk by saboteurs, as was H.M.S. Erin. Two of her crew lost their lives and were laid to rest in Gibraltar North Front Cemetery. H.M.S. Honjo was not repaired. Her service with the Royal Navy ended the same day as these two crewmates lost their lives.
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CWGC citations

(a) This is the Commonwealth War Graves citation for Seaman William Leonard Perrin, R.N.:

Name: PERRIN, WILLIAM LEONARD
Rank: Seaman
Service No: LT/JX 205492
Date of Death: 18/01/1942
Age: 33
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Patrol Service, H.M. Trawler Honjo.
Grave Reference: Plot 2. Row A. Joint grave 16.
Cemetery: GIBRALTAR (NORTH FRONT) CEMETERY

[Neither William L. Perin's 'Next of Kin' nor his hometown are listed]
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(b) This is the Commonwealth War Graves citation for Leading Seaman Alexander McDonald:

Name: McDONALD, ALEXANDER
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service No: LT/X 7524C
Date of Death: 18/01/1942
Age: 32
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Reserve (Patrol Service), H.M. Trawler Honjo.
Grave Reference: Plot 2. Row A. Joint grave 15.
Cemetery: GIBRALTAR (NORTH FRONT) CEMETERY

Additional Information:
Son of John and Mary McDonald, of Stornoway, Isle of Lewis.

Alexander MacDonald's memorial stone has the following epitaph engraved on it:
'Tis a tribute of love and remembrance to one we shall never forget.
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For further information about H.M.S. Honjo click on the following link:

HMS Honjo (FY 661)
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Dedicated to:
Seaman William Leonard Perrin, R.N.P.S.
Leading Seaman Alexander MacDonald, R.N.R.

May they rest in peace!
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