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Surnames containing "Thornton"

Name Boat Rank Number Hons Age
Thornton, Alfred  E16 Leading Seaman  228151    30
Thornton, Ernest James Vernon  A3 Lieutenant      21
Thornton, Robert  Rainbow (N16) Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 89657    23
Thornton, Thomas  M2 Able Seaman  JX 128413    22

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

A Tribute To Submariners

I have often looked for an opportunity of paying tribute to our submariners.

There is no branch of His Majesty's Forces which in this war has suffered the same proportion of total loss as our submarine service.

It is the most dangerous of all services.

That is perhaps the reason why the First Lord tells me that the entry into it is keenly sought by Officers and Men.

I feel sure the House would wish to testify its gratitude and admiration to our Submariners for their Skill - Courage and Devotion which has proved of inestimable value to the sustenance of our country.

Winston Churchill

We Will Remember Them

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