Born: 31st October 1901, Grimsby, Lincolnshire.

Died: 6th October 1940; age: 38.

Rank: Able Seaman; Service Number: 149359.

Regiment: Merchant Navy, S.S. ‘Firecrest’


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,






1911   54, Sussex Street, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire.


Stanley was 9 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Eli Swinburn, 49, a General Engineer – Marine Engineering, born Wellowgate, Lincolnshire.

Elizabeth Swinburn (nee Jessup), 46, born Leven, Yorkshire.

Herbert Swinburn, 20, a Fish Packer – Fish Trade, born Hull, Yorkshire.

Frederick Swinburn, 19, an Outfitters Assistant, born Hull.

Edgar Swinburn, 16, an Errand Boy – Grocer’s Shop, born Grimsby.

Rhoda Swinburn, 14, born Grimsby.

Cyril Swinburn, 11, born Grimsby.

Queenie Swinburn, 3, born Grimsby.


In 1930, Ipswich, Stanley married Grace Angelina Southall, born October 1905, Ipswich. They had 1 son:

Terence Henry Martin Swinburn, born December 1930, Ipswich.


6th October 1940


S.S. ‘Firecrest’ a steamship was damaged with bombs & gunfire by an Enemy aircraft, but not lost.

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