SEVERN, Clive

Rank: 
Lance Corporal
Regiment/Corps: 
Northamptonshire Regiment
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
5887258
Honours & Awards: 
Died : 
Tuesday, January 20, 1942
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
22
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 
LCpl. Severn SBS
Lance Corporal Clive Severn died at sea. He received a posthumous MiD "in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East. [Source: London Gazettes Supp. 36065, page 2870.]
 
There is a forum message relating to this which states "HMS Triumph (a submarine) was lost somewhere in the Aegean Sea in January 1942. No-one knows her position. She went down with all hands onboard including 2 Commando's, Corporals Clive Severn and Alfred Child [view]. Both are listed as serving with 1 SBS." Some documents are also posted there and state "presumed killed in action."  View the forum message: Corporals Clive Severn and Alfred Child - HMS Triumph (N18).
 
The detail above relating to both Corporals being in the SBS and on board HMS Triumph, lost in the Aegean, is in the book SBS in WW2 by G.B.Courtney. The author adds that he has been unable to find information about their mission.
 
Additional Sources
CWGC.
Website hmstriumph1942.com
SBS in WW2, author G.B. Courtney
 
Notes

The CWGC record him as No. 11 Commando, however accounts suggest he may have been attached to the SBS and on board HMS Triumph when she sank.

 

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