Leading Seaman 

Alfred Edward 


Royal Navy

Boat Crest
Died On:
20 January 1942


Alfred Davies was born in 1912, the son of Joseph and Louisa Davies, of Wallasey, Cheshire. He had five siblings and nine step-siblings. Alf’s brother George was also a submariner. They spent some time in the same boat until the powers that be found out, and they were separated to avoid his parents getting a double bereavement. Two brothers served in the Merchant Navy.

Alf was a L/S Leading Torpedo Operator, and therefore a practical electrician as well as a seaman. LTOs manned the switch gear in the motor room that controlled the two large electric motors which propelled HMS TRIUMPH when dived.

He is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 62, Column 3.


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