Image from 16th February 1945 Evening Star newspaper.

Born: 27th October 1910, Ipswich.

Died: 4th February 1945; age: 33; MPK – Ship Loss.

Residence: 27, Foundation Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Furniture Salesman.

Enlisted: in the Royal Navy in March 1940.


Albert had served on mine detector and escort craft, and served on H.M. Minesweepers for 2 1/2 years.


Rank: Seaman; Service Number: LT/JX 255536.

Regiment: Royal Naval Patrol Service – H.M. Motor Minesweeper 68.


Memorial Reference:

Lowestoft Naval Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Eldest son of Walter Ernest & Annie Elizabeth Longhurst, of 202, Clapgate Lane, Ipswich; husband of Muriel Vera Longhurst, of Ipswich.




1911   71, Beck Street, Ipswich.


Albert was 5 months old and living with his parents & sister.

Walter Ernest Longhurst, 29, a Royal Navy Stoker, born Folkestone, Kent.

Annie Elizabeth Longhurst (nee Hullis), 24, born Ipswich.

Elsie Elizabeth May Longhurst, 2, born Ipswich.


Albert attended St. Margaret’s Boys’ School, Ipswich.


Albert was a keen sportsman, keeping himself physically fit; he loved boxing, football and swimming.


In 1933, Ipswich, Albert married Muriel Vera Hopson, born 1911, Ipswich.

They had 4 children.




Albert was a Furniture Salesman. He and Muriel were living their children at the family home – 27, Foundation Street, Ipswich.

Eileen D. Longhurst, born 1934, Ipswich.

Anthony J.W. Longhurst, born 1936, Ipswich.

Glennis M. Longhurst, born August 1939 – died 1943, Ipswich.

They had 3 lodgers.

Terence Walsh, born September 1916 – a Yeast Presser.

Michael Malone, born March 1916 – a Yeast Presser.

James McKeoghen, born April 1917, a Yeast Presser.


Probate to Muriel Vera Webb – widow (wife of Francis Oliver Webb).




4th February 1945   H.M. Motor Minesweeper 68.

Built by Richards Ironworks Ltd. (Lowestoft, England, U.K.). Ordered 5th September 1940. Launched 11th October 1941. Mined off Cephalonia, Greece. Commander Frank Cecil Villers Murray, R.N.V.R.

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