Lieutenant H.B. Conby

Regiment: Royal Navy Reserve
Panel reference: 25
Date published: 29/06/1917
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 03/01/1917
Age at death: 30
Cemetery: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, United Kingdom
Information: Lieut. H.B. Conby, R.N.R., was killed by a mine explosion on January 3rd, 1917, while on patrol duty. He was the second and only surviving son of Captain and Mrs. Conby, Ballymoney House, Arklow, and was educated at Merchant Taylor School, Great Crosby. He entered the Merchant Service in 1905, sailing under the flag of Messrs. T.B. Boyden and Sons, Liverpool, in whose service he remained until the outbreak of war, when on his return from China he offered his services and obtained his commission in the R.N.R. He was subsequently ordered to Dover, and was in charge of a Drifter Patrol Division up to the time of his death.