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Ronald Crimlis, Hull, 1920 - 1940

Ronald Crimlis, Hull, 1920 - 1940

P134: Nickname; "Ronnie"
b. 1920 in Hull;
d. 1940 at sea.

Ronnie was the third child and second son of Tom Crimlis and Una Gladys Clubley.
See: Chart F068

Image above: Ronnie Crimlis
Photographer: Unknown:
Reproduced by permission of John Crimlis, brother.

1920: (Q2): Ronnie was born in Hull, registration was in second quarter 1920, sub-district Hessle.1
Ronnie (like his brother Joseph) was a Hull Trawlerman before joining the Royal Naval Reserve.
1940: 5th January 1940: Ronald (Ronnie) died in an accident at sea, aged 19.

1940: Mediterranean Sea:
Ronnie was a seaman on board the H.M.T. Kingston Cornelian which was a trawler converted for anti-submarine duties. She was sunk in a collision with the French liner S.S. Chella East of Gibralter, with the loss of all hands.
A note of condolence from Buckingham Palace to Mr T Crimlis, (Ronnie's father) is held by Hull Museums.2

See also:

1) FreeBMD:
GRO Sculcoates Volume 9d Page 379, accessed 12th October, 2013.

2) Hull Museums Collection:
Accession Number KINCM:1983.481.6, accessed 12th October, 2013.