Leading Stoker John Henry Brabant, dated 23rd February 1940 (click to enlarge in a new window)
John was born on the 20th June 1920 in Southern Ireland. he joined the Royal Navy in 1938 and applied to be a seaman but was found to be colour blind. He then joined as a stoker. His first ship was HMS Repulse and he attained the rank of Leading Stoker.
After the sinking he was posted as missing believed killed.
received the last letter from my brother dated the 4th December 1941, I
have made several attempts to find out what happened to him but had no
luck. I did receive a letter from a chap in Wales who knew my brother
but didn't know what had happened to him.
Please contact Andy (webmaster) with any information.
Information provided by
Commonwealth War Graves Commission record:
JOHN HENRY BRABANT
Rank: Leading Stoker
Regiment: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Repulse
Date of Death: 10/12/1941
Service No: D/KX 96139
Additional information: Son of William Alexander and Mary Brabant, of Powerstock, Dorsetshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 52, Column 1.
Cemetery: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL