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Albert Ernest Nutkins
Leading Stoker
Service no: C/K57860


Albert served aboard HMS Repulse between the wars.
He  joined the Navy in 1919 as a Stoker 2nd class. He was Stoker 1st class after 3 months and Acting Leading Stoker after 6 months. Made up to Leading Stoker after 18 months. He held this rank for the rest of his service including his call up at the time of the Munich crisis and again in 1939. 
He stayed as Leading Stoker for the rest of his service in cruisers, then HMS Repulse and cruisers again. To Royal Fleet reserve in 1931.

Only went as far as Chatham in '38 and then again in '39 followed by service on destroyers out of Liverpool before being classed as Permanently Unfit For Naval Service in late 1940; died in June 1941, probably of TB.

I have his photograph taken in uniform in August 1939 with an inscription to my grandmother. 

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission record:

Casualty Details
Nationality: United Kingdom 
Rank: Leading Stoker 
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy 
Unit Text: H.M.S. Versatile. 
Age: 39 
Date of Death: 17/06/1941 
Service No: C/K57860 
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead 
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 14. Sec. C. Grave 432.