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Easton, Jack Maynard Cholmondeley
- Date of birth:
- May 28th, 1906 (Maidenhead district/Berkshire, Great Britain)
- Date of death:
- November 29th, 1994 (Chichester/Sussex, Great Britain)
- British (1801-present, Kingdom)
Jack Easton served with H.M.S. Vernon and later with MMS 6 (M/S), MMS 62 (M/S) and Commanding officer MMS 22 (M/S).
?: Probationary Temporary Sub-Lieutenant;
?: 1st Lieutenant.
1939: Enlistment Royal Navy Volunteer Reserves;
1940: Land Disposal Section H.M.S. Vernon;
June 23rd, 1942: Motor Minesweeper H.M.S. MMS 6;
August 7th, 1942: Motor Minesweeper H.M.S. MMS 66;
February 15th, 1943: Commanding Officer Motor Minesweeper H.M.S. MMS 22;
1945: William Easton and Sons, London.
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- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Probationary Temporary Sub-Lieutenant
- Enemy Mines Section, H.M.S. Vernon, Royal Navy
- Awarded on:
- January 23rd, 1941
Received his award for dismantling a mine in Hoxton, East End in London on 17 October 1940.
"Easton, with his assistant Bennett Southwell attempted to defuse a mine suspended inside a damaged house. When the fusing engaged, the two men evacuated the house, but were caught by the explosion. Easton was seriously wounded, and Southwell killed."
- Photo: George Cross Database
- - Second Supplement to The London Gazette of 21st January 1941, Issue 35051, dated 23rd January 1941
- Unit Histories
- Easton, J. M. C. Wavy Navy anthology London Harrap 1950 pp48-56