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Guillard, F McL

Portsmouth Naval Memorial Memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Southsea Common

HMS Penarth, later a Hunt class minesweeper of 800 tons, hit a mine off the Yorkshire coast and was sunk 4th February 1919 whilst clearing the North Sea minefields. 2 officers and 33 ratings died in the sinking of HMS Penarth. Two additional ratings later died of their wounds.

Frederick McClean Guillard

Joiner 4th Class Frederick (Fred) McClean Guillard
Royal Navy. H.M.S. Penarth

Eldest son of Mr & Mrs F J Guillard of Anchor Lodge, St Clements, Jersey

Died, aged 20 years

Commemorated on St Clements Parish Memorial
and on La Rocque Methodist Church Memorial, Jersey

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 10 February 1919

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 10 February 1919

Roll of Honour. The sympathy of all who know them will go out to Mr & Mrs Guillard of Anchor Lodge, La Rocque, in the loss they have sustained through the death of their eldest son, 1st Class Petty Officer Frederick Mclean Guillard of the Royal Navy, which occurred on Tuesday last when HMS Penarth was sunk off the Yorkshire coast whilst engaged in laying buoys. The deceased, who was only 21, joined the Navy 3 years ago as a carpenter and joiner and by sheer ability had risen to the rank of Chief Petty Officer. In November last he volunteered for service in a minesweeper. We tender our sincere condolences to the bereaved father, mother and family at this very severe blow.