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P/SSX 14757   Able Seaman William Darragh
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 17/12/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: HMS Grenville, Royal Navy (British Navy)
Date Of Birth: 29/01/1914
Died: 19/01/1940 (Died at Sea)
Age: 25
Able Seaman William Darragh was the son of the late Thomas Darragh & Sarah Jane Darragh, Killymoon Street, Cookstown, and husband of Catherine Darragh, Cookstown. William Darragh served his apprenticeship to the joinery. He joined the Navy in 1934. After periods of service in other ships he was transferred to HMS Grenville, a flotilla leader, and served on her prior to the outbreak of War. HMS Grenville sunk after striking a mine in the North Sea on 19th January 1940 in which William Darragh was killed.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Portsmouth Naval Memorial
  Portsmouth, Hampshire, 
Grave Ref: Panel 38 Col 2
CWGC Casualty 2668565
The Memorial is situated on Southsea Common overlooking the promenade, and is accessible at all times. A copy of the Memorial Register is kept at the Civic Offices in Guildhall Square and may be consulted there.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWII - North Panel Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW2 313
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists Darragh family 1911 census lists Thomas father and mother at house 9 in Chapel Street, Cookstown
2 Private Thomas Darragh Father of William Darragh
3 Uboat.Net - HMS Grenville HMS Grenville ship information, including photo and wreck site.
4 Wikipedia - HMS Grenville Details of HMS Grenville
5 Brief details of William Darragh
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023