Embley. Geoff. E.

Boy Seaman 1st Class. Bugler. P/JX 164291.
Joined LO3 August 1941. The Boys Mess Deck was on the Starboard side of the lower deck. At Action Stations he was the right hand fuse setter on X gun. Was on X Gun deck looking out Port side forward when he saw the phosphorescent trail of the torpedo approaching (Survivor picked up by Legion and discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)
Joined RN 17 2.40 as a Boy 2nd Class at GANGES. 18.2.40 Boy 1st Class. 17.5.40 St GEORGE, 31.10.40 VICTORY, 22.9.40 VERNON, 26.8.41 VICTORY, 29..8.41 COSSACK, 28 .10.41 VICTORY as an Able Seaman, 7.1.42 FORMIDABLE, 23.5.42 Able Seaman, 1.12.43 VICTORY, 9.3.44 VERNON (R), 4.8.44 EMERALD,23.9.44 VICTORY, 3.10.44 VANOC, 10.2.45 VICTORY, 12.2.45 Acting Leading Seaman (Temp), 19.4.45 VERNON (R),
3.8.45 MARLBOROUGH, 30.11.45 VERNON P,
12.2.46 Leading Seaman (Temp),
24.7.46 MARLBOROUGH, 21.11.46 Leading Seaman, 3.12.46 VERNON, 17.2.47 VICTORY,
19.2.47 COLLINGWOOD,
14.4.47 Changed branch to Leading Electricians Mate and changed number to C/MX766384, 6.7.47 DEFIANCE, 25.10 47 COLLINGWOOD, 25.11.47 MAIDSTONE, 2.2.48 VICTORY, 13.3.48 CONCORD, 7.10.48 Acting Electrician,, 28.7.49 BELFAST, 7.10.49 Electrician, 6.4.50 TERROR, 11.4.50 VICTORY, 5.7.50 OSPREY, 6.6.51 JUTLAND, 3.5.52 BARROSA, 4.5.53 PEMBROKE –CS expired.,
Left RN 1954 and joined Royal Canadian Navy for 21 ½ years followed by 14 years in the Canadian Coastguard. 7.7.54 NIOBE as P2ET3, 16.7.54 CORNWALLIS, 29.11.54 STADACONA, 12.12.54 NOOTKA, 28.3.55 STADACONA, 19.12.55 QUEBEC, 6.6.56 MAGNIFICENT,1.6.57 P2ET4, , 15.6.57 STADACONA, 23.6.58 CAPE BRETON, 8.8.58 NADEN (Shipyard), 29.8.58 BROCKVILLE, 31.10.58 STADACONA, 28.12.58 KOOTENAY, 17.12.60 TERRA NOVA, 17.1.62 STADACONA, 3.6.62 OUTREMONT, 15.4.63 STANSACONA, 6.3.63 CAPE SCOTT, 6.9.63 NADEN (FS), 1.12.63 C2ET4 –Promoted to commissioned officer 17.4.64. Following the WWII he married Kathleen in Hong Kong Died 13 May 2014 with his ashes committed to the deep from HMCS Sackville during Battle of the Atlantic Ceremonies in May 2015. Survived by daughters Janice Hill, Marilyn Streatch and son Geoffrey