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Pantry boy in the Merchant Navy aboard S.S.Rothermere.
Died on Tuesday 20th May 1941, aged 15. Anecdotes in the family say that he lied about his age in order to get to sea.
Son of Rennie John and Dorothy Phyllis Mary Sandwell of Horndon on the Hill.
He had six siblings - Joan, Rennie, Derek, Keith, Mary and David.
Horndon on the Hill War Memorial.
JOHN BRIAN WILLIAM SANDWELL