Harry William Lovatt
Edith Helen Martha Trimen
Captain Richard Stratford Lovatt, O.B.E.


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Sheila Elizabeth Croker

Captain Richard Stratford Lovatt, O.B.E. 33,60

  • Born: 31 July 1898, Leicester
  • Christened: 10 September 1898, North Mimms, Hertfordshire 64
  • Died: 24 November 1941, At Sea, H.M.S Dunedin aged 43

bullet  General Notes:

From CWGC:

Rank: Captain
Date of Death: 24/11/1941
Age: 43
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy, H.M.S. Dunedin.
Awards: O B E
Panel Reference: Panel 45, Column 1.
Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Additional Information:
Son of Henry and Edith Lovatt; husband of Sheila Elizabeth

From Lovatt.http://www.hmsdunedin.co.uk/lovatt,_rs.htm:

Joined Dunedin as Captain in Scotland on 11 October 1940.
Awarded the OBE for Dunedin's capture of Lothringen in June 1941.
Reported to have given up a place on the rafts after Dunedin was hit.
Last reported sighting was clinging to a large box.

bullet  Christening Notes:



bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Passenger list: 20 September 1932, SS Llandovery Castle, Mombasa To Southampton.

2. He had an estate probated on 18 January 0143 in Llandudno, Wales. 13


Richard married Sheila Elizabeth Croker.

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