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