Ivor Leonard

Memorial: Tormarton - St Mary Magdalene's Church

Regiment: Royal Navy

Medals: 1939–45 Star, War Medal 1939–1945

Rank and number: Ordinary Seaman C/JX 240627

Parents: Richard and Elizabeth Leonard

Home address: Tormarton, Glos

Date of birth: 06/07/1942

Date of death: 06/07/1942

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery, Iceland and commemorated in St Mary Magdalene Churchyard Tormarton

Age: 20

Further information:

Ivor Leonard was an Ordinary Seaman on HMS NIGER and died on Monday 6th July 1942 aged 20 yrs. Ivor was on board HMS Niger as it was leading a column of merchantmen of convoy QP 13 during their return to Britain. The weather was bad and visibility was reduced to one mile as a result HMS Niger had been unable to take bearings but made a sighting of land, which turned out to be an iceberg. She had unfortunately led the convoy into a British minefield off Iceland and was mined at 22.40 hours along with six of the merchants she was escorting and all but one sank. Ivor lost his life along with many others including the commander of the Niger. He is buried in he Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery in Iceland.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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