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Raymond Germany   R. Germany        Royal Navt

Surname Germany
Forename/s Raymond
Rank Able Seaman
Service Number P/SSX 24940
DOB 1921 in Tupton
Date & place of death/details 26/5/1941 age 20
Killed in action during the battle for Crete. HMS Numian was bombed in the stern killing 7 crew.
Regiment & Unit HMS Nubian. (Tribal class destroyer F36)
Service details Mediterranean
Military Awards?  
Married?               Children?  
Any photographs? Yes - Derbyshire Times.
Derbyshire Times Obituary? Yes
20/6/1941 (page 1)
Parents names Mr Archibald Gustavius & Mrs Lillian Kate Germany
Parents address 62, ward Street, New Tupton
Grave location or   memoria location No grave.
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 48, Column 1
Living relatives?  
Any other information? Joined the Royal Navy when aged 16.
Previously had worked at Williamthorpe Colliery.
Campaign Medals
War Medal 1939-1945

1939-1945 War Meda;
As with most Armed Forces Serving Personal during the conflict of World War Two, Raymond Germany was entitled to the War Medal 1939-1945. This medal was awarded to all full time service personnel who had completed 28 days service between 3rd September 1939 and the 2nd September 1945. Eligible personnel who had been “Mentioned In Despatches” during the War were entitled to wear a bronze oak leaf emblem on the ribbon. Those eligible for a campaign star, yet who had their service cut short by death, wounds or capture by the enemy, still qualified for this medal.
1939-45 Star

1939-45 Star
Given the information available to us it is likely that Raymond Germany was awarded the 1939-45 Star for operational Service in the Second World War between 3rd September 1939, and 2nd September 1945.

Raymond Germany would have been awarded this star if their service period was terminated by their death or disability due to service. Also the award of a gallantry medal or “Mention In Despatches” also produced the award of this medal, regardless of their service duration.

Fighter Aircraft Crew who took part in the Battle of Britain (10 July to 31 October 1940) were awarded the "Battle of Britain" bar to this medal. In undress uniform, a silver-gilt rosette was worn on the medal ribbon to denote the award of this clasp.