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GREAT YARMOUTH W.R.N.S. WAR MEMORIAL

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Transcription: Jane Taylor; Research: Lynda Smith 2003

W.R.N.S. Memorial resides in St. Nicholas Church, Great Yarmouth. H.M.S. Midge was a Coastal Forces Base in Great Yarmouth from 1st January 1941 to 21st July 1945. Responsibility was for Motor Torpedo Boats, Motor Gun Boats and Mine Layers. On 17th March 1943, there was an air raid which killed 8 Wrens and injured many more.

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JAGO-BROWN Anne Elizabeth
Second Officer. H.M.S. Midge, Women's Royal Naval Service. Sec. A. (Naval Reservation). Died Thursday 18 March 1943. Age 33. Lived Linthorpe, Middlesborough. Buried: GREAT YARMOUTH (CAISTER) CEMETERY, Norfolk, United Kingdom. Ref. Grave 54.
DRUMMOND Anne Archibald
Leading Wren 19919. H.M.S. Midge, Women's Royal Naval Service. Sec. A. (Naval Reservation). Died Thursday 18 March 1943. Age 24. Daughter of James and Margaret Drummond, of Crieff, Perthshire. Buried: GREAT YARMOUTH (CAISTER) CEMETERY, Norfolk, United Kingdom. Ref. Grave 69.
HUGHES Joan Mary
Leading Wren 15809. H.M.S. Midge, Women's Royal Naval Service. Sec. A. (Naval Reservation). Died Thursday 18 March 1943. Age 20. Daughter of George Stoaling Hughes, and of Dora Hughes, of Erdington, Birmingham. Buried: GREAT YARMOUTH (CAISTER) CEMETERY, Norfolk, United Kingdom. Ref. Grave 59.
POWELL Violet Bessie
Leading Wren 36051. H.M.S. Midge, Women's Royal Naval Service. Died Thursday 18 March 1943. Age 21. Lived London E10. Buried: WOODGRANGE PARK CEMETERY, EAST HAM, Essex, United Kingdom. Ref. Square 41. Grave 12033.
KILBURN Aileen Mercy
Wren 42634. H.M.S. Midge, Women's Royal Naval Service. Died Thursday 18 March 1943. Age 19. Daughter of Charles Frederick James Kilburn and Elsie Emily Kilburn, of Chesham Bois. Buried: CHESHAM BOIS BURIAL GROUND, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom. Sec. U. Grave 1355.
RAINTON Muriel Alfreda
Wren 32115. H.M.S. Midge, Women's Royal Naval Service. Died Thursday 18 March 1943. Age 19. Daughter of Charles Thomas Rainton and Violet Gertrude Rainton. of Finchley. Buried: SOUTH EALING CEMETERY, Middlesex, United Kingdom. Ref. Sec. M. Row L. Grave 12.
REGAN Ellen Elizabeth
Wren 36839. H.M.S. Midge, Women's Royal Naval Service. Sec. A. (Naval Reservation). Died Thursday 18 March 1943. Age 34. Daughter of Mrs. E. Regan, of Ilford, Essex; sister of Andrew John Regan. Buried: GREAT YARMOUTH (CAISTER) CEMETERY, Norfolk, United Kingdom. Ref. Grave 64.

TURNER Rita Mary Rose
Wren 46294. H.M.S. Midge, Women's Royal Naval Service. Died Monday 5 April 1943. Age 19. Daughter of Isaac David and Rosetta Maud Turner, of Maldon. Buried: MALDON CEMETERY, Essex, United Kingdom. Ref. Row 47. Grave 79.

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