Newspaper clippings from the Bradford Telegraph and Argus in 1941 (supplied by Frank Sugden)
of the above news clipping for Herman Barraclough:
They are Able Seaman Herman Barraclough, aged 25, only son of Mr and Mrs George Barraclough, 2, Cross George Street, Bradford, and Husband of Mrs Mary Barraclough, of Carrbottom Road, Bankfoot.
Also, Able Seaman John W. Holmes
They joined the Navy together just over 12 months ago and were posted, after training, to HMS Prince of Wales, taking part in the action against Bismark, and witnessing the historic meeting between Mr Churchill and President Roosevelt.
Barraclough was an old boy of Carlton Street Secondary School.
Herman actually survived the sinking of Prince of Wales, but was sadly killed as a crew member of HMS Anking.
Anking – Base and
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Information provided by
Ronnie Barraclough & Frank Sugden
Commonwealth War Graves Commission record:
In Memory of
H.M.S. Anking, Royal Navy
who died on
Wednesday 4 March 1942 . Age 25 .
Additional Information: Son of George and Lucy Barraclough, of Bradford, Yorkshire; husband of Alice Mary Barraclough, of Bradford.
Cemetery: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL Devon, United Kingdom
Grave or Reference Panel Number: Panel 64, Column
There is only my sister and I left of the branch of the family in Morley where I was born and where we live. My parents and sisters left Oakenshaw to live in Morley in 1925 to be near my father's work. I cannot remember meeting either Cousin Herman or Uncle George, although my sister can, I was, however, told all about them. Uncle George and my father, Harry, worked together before he left for Morley. In the Great War my father was in the Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment and Uncle George was a "sergeant machine-gunner", I was especially proud of them as a school boy telling my friends about their war service. There must be some relations of Herman still in the Bradford area but, unfortunately I am not in touch with any of them.