Claud Mynott (c.1915-1940)
Claud Mynott (c1915-1940), Telegraphist (C/WRX/160) on H. M. Trawler Sisapon, Royal Navy, died on 12 June 1940, aged 25. His death is recorded on the Chatham Naval Memorial in Kent (40 3). The trawler Sisapon (built in 1928 and requisitioned by the Admiralty in September 1939 for mine-sweeping duties in World War II and based at Grimsby) was mined and sunk off Harwich on 12 June 1940. It is interesting that at the time that the inscription on Mill Road Cemetery grave was carved the family evidently knew neither the precise date nor the location of his death.
Claud was the son of William and Edith Mynott of Cambridge. He had a sister, Doris and perhaps a twin brother, William Thomas. All of them are buried in this grave.
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Parish : St Michael
The War Graves Photographic Project
Royal Naval Patrol Service Memorial (lists some of his shipmates)
This grave was located and recorded by the Sixth-formers of the Parkside Federation, Cambridge on 14 November 2012.
By Ian Bent