Born: 31st October 1901, Grimsby, Lincolnshire.

Died: 6th October 1940; age: 38; killed at sea off Harwich by enemy action. .

Residence: 42, Gladstone Road, Ipswich.


Rank: Able Seaman; Service Number: 149359.

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


Grave Reference:


Ipswich New 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.


Stanley’s mother, Elizabeth Swinburn died April 1918, Grimsby. His father, Eli Swinburn died May 1938, 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.


On the ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939, Stanley’s wife, Grace and their son Terence were living at at their family home – 42, Gladstone Road, Ipswich. Grace’s sister was also living at at the house.

Doris Amelia Southall, a Hospital Clerk, born November 1907, 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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