Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Front Page -

Ply­mouth Naval Me­mo­rial stands proud on the Hoe, over­look­ing Ply­mouth Sound.

It com­mem­o­rates 23,226 naval per­son­nel of both world wars who were lost or buried at sea.

Un­veiled by Prince Ge­orge in 1924, an ex­ten­sion was opened by Princess Mar­garet in 1954.

I vis­ited it in the early 90s, to see the name of my mum’s dad. Able Sea­man Sa­muel Bond, from Liver­pool, died in Septem­ber 1939 when the air­craft car­rier HMS Coura­geous was tor­pe­doed by a U-boat. You can also pay your re­spects to the na­tion’s fallen sailors at Chatham and Portsmouth. NIGEL THOMP­SON

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