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HMS Liverpool HMS Liverpool sailed for the Mediterranean on June 5, 1942 for Operation Harpoon, a resupply convoy to Malta. On June 14, the ship was hit by an aerial torpedo on the starboard side abreast the after engine room, and totally disabled. Cyril James Clement, the son of Henry and Rose Clement and husband of Florence Olivia Clement, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, was a stoker aboard HMS Liverpool. He was killed during the attack on June 14, 1942 and was buried at sea. The ship was towed into Gibraltar and patched up for passage to Rosyth, where she arrived in July. Despite having had repairs completed by July 1943, HMS Liverpool remained out of service until May 1944. Cyril James Clement Rank: Stoker 1st Class Service No: V/18276 Service: Navy Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve HMS Liverpool Date of Birth: September 28, 1913 Place of Birth: Ludlow, England Date of Enlistment: January 3, 1941 Place of Enlistment: Kingston, Ontario Trade: Mariner Marital Status: Married Religion: Presbyterian Next of Kin: Florence Olivia Clement, of Halifax, Nova Scotia. [July 1941] Date of Death: June 14, 1942 Age At Death: 28 Commemorated on Page 65 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on February 14 Listed on the Halifax Memorial - Panel 9 Cyril Clement was the son of predeceased Henry and Rose Clement of England. His brother, Albert Clements served in the British Army. Cyril married Florence Olivia Clement, of Halifax, Nova Scotia on July 25, 1941 and was father to four children. He first came to Canada in 1925 and resided in Ontario until 1941. Prior to his Navy enlistment he was employed for three years as an oiler on steamships out of Montreal, Quebec. He served in Canada and overseas joining HMS Liverpool in January 1942. Sources: Commonwealth War Grave Commission Canadian Virtual War Memorial Additional Information: Operation Harpoon Malta Convoy June 1942
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HMS Liverpool - June 1942