Lieutenant H. B. Conby

Regiment: Royal Navy Reserve
Panel reference: 25
Date published: 27/07/1917
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 03/06/1917
Age at death: 30
Cemetery: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, United Kingdom
Information: Lieutenant H.B. Conby, R.N.R. killed by mine explosion, June 3rd, while on patrol duty, was the second and only surviving son of Captain and Mrs. Conby. Ballymoney. Arklow, Co. Wicklow. Educated at Merchant Taylors' School, Gr. Crosby, entered the Merchant Service in 1905, sailing under the flag of Messrs. T.B. Royden and Sons, Liverpool, in whose service he remained until war broke out. Obtained his Commission as Lieutenant in the R.N.R., was mentioned in despatches, and awarded the D.S.C. His wife received the following telegram from the King and Queen - Buckingham Palace, June 15th. - The King and Queen deeply regret the loss you and the Navy have sustained by the death of your husband in the service of his country. Their Majesties truly sympathise with you in your great sorrow.