SAS Ardley, Richard Arthur Blyth

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Staff member
  • SURNAME
Ardley
  • FORENAME
Richard Arthur Blyth
  • UNIT
L Detachment SAS (attached)
  • RANK
Lieutenant Commander
  • NUMBER
2970
  • DATE OF DEATH
13th September 1942
  • AGE
36
  • GRAVESITE
Chatham Naval Memorial,Kent Panel 84
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
parent unit Royal Naval Reserve
born 29.4.1906 Brentwood,Essex
son of Arthur and Annie Ardley
husband of Margaret Phoebe (nee Daniell) Ardley,St Clare Road,Colchester,Essex (married 1932) (3 children Piers (1933-2003),Susan(1934-2012) and Mark(1941-2015))
Naval Cadet,HMS Conway 1921-22
Merchant Navy
Zingara (3rd Mate)
Sub Lieutenant RNR August 1929
HMS Vivid
HMS Renown
RN Research Ship Discovery II
HMS Pangbourne
HMS Vivid
HMS Fitzroy
Port Officer and Assistant Collector of Customs,Palestine 1933
Port Officer and Pilot,Haifa
called up August 1941 as Lieutenant
HMS Nile
King's Harbourmaster,Tobruk
HMS Stag July 1942 (Naval Officer in Charge Palestinian Ports)
A/Lt Commander August 1942
attached to L Detachment SAS
Op.Bigamy-Benghazi - jeep hit mine 12.9.1942 - died of burns next day
 
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